International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2018)

Religion, patriarchy and women in Indian society


Dr. Hosneara Khatun

Religion is thought to be the original rulebook of patriarchy. It is generally argued that it is religion which developed and strengthened the power of patriarchy in our society. And exercising power in the society, both closely related with each other. An academic research on this fact may lead to present opposite pictures sometime. Religion is always neither in favour of male society nor does it always suppress female folk. It is patriarchy sometimes either hijacks the faith or suppresses those women-centered laws in religious books and brings it into line with the prevailing patriarchy to undermine women’s’ status. The present article tries to feature the actual facets of religious system of Islam and how it is manipulated in favour of patriarchal society in India.
Pages : 48-51