But no matter how powerful these Indian women may have been, the culture was shifting so fast that even the hardcore warriors were powerless to stop it. By the mid-19th century, girls by the millions were being married off as children and almost completely uneducated.
Looking back 100 years, suddenly it was easier to see how the ASHA girls might have felt lucky.
Overall, things remained pretty bleak for Indian women until BRITISH COLONISTS
began to speak out against the whack practices and address the rights of women and girls. Interestingly, as soon as the door started to open, Indian women JUMPED IN
and started getting stuff done again.
From my late-night, highly caffeinated standpoint, it seemed like subservient women were not, in fact, part of Indian culture. On the contrary, it seemed more like GSD was a part of Indian females’ DNA.
And if that were true, would it be possible for those warrior-women to rise again?