Position of Hindu women In Mughal India: A socio-cultural and political overview
The period of great Mughals occupied a significant position in entire social life of Medieval India. Society of this sub-continent has been followed by numerous amelioration and devolution of women’s status in course of time. The Mughal period was not divergent regarding such circumstances. In comparison with royal ladies and princess, the life of ordinary women was far more distinctive. This paper attempted to focus on the status of Hindu women’s during Mughal period. Contemporary popular historical sources, like court chronicles, account of foreign traveller, and regional evidences, profoundly collaborated to explore the subject. Their position could be discernible in context of marriage system, divorce, sati, widowhood, dowry and inter-relation with Harem.