INTRODUCTION

WOMEN OF INDIA—ANCIENT AND MODERN "Women in Ancient India" aims at presenting a picture of the social and religious life of women and the part they played in Ancient India during the Vedic and the Heroic periods, i.e., women referred to in the Vedas and the Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The scope of the work is thus clearly set out in the preface.

PROPOSED : EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

• While the Indian constitution is one of the most progressive in the world and guarantees equal rights for men and women, Indian women are still waiting anxiously for their dreams of equality to be translated into reality.

STRUGGLE FOR SPACE TO CREATE MORE SPACE FOR WOMEN - SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL Future action plan for Equal Opportunity Commission :

• To form a national consensus • Initiate discussions with intellectuals & academics • Interact with the Women's Studies Centers in different universities and Indian Association for Women's Studies • Create an awareness amongst non-government organisations and women's groups • Convince the decision makers, political leaders from panchayat level to the Parliament

WOMEN'S RESERVATION
• The real test of democracy is the creation of equality of opportunity for the hitherto deprived sections of society. • I am sure once the women of this country get a foothold in the politics they would by themselves say that they do not need any reservations.

WOMEN EMPOWERNMENT
• Save money regularly and adopt a policy of thrift. • Issue their own internal loans. • Undertake Income Generating Activities (IGAs) and Small Scale Business Activities. • Attend Training Workshops run by ASSCOD. • Get involved with local government initiatives. Learn about their rights.

TOWARDS THE EMPOWERMENT OF INDIAN WOMEN
• Women's property right In Hindu Code Bill, the principles of codification covered: • (i) Right to property, (ii) Order of succession to property, (iii) Maintenance, marriage, divorce, adoption, minority and guardianship.

WOMEN RESERVATION -A CURSE OR A BLESSING
• For ages, no matter to which nation they belong, women in general have suffered --suffered from agony, distress, discrimination, apathy from no one but their own family, friends and fellow humans. Every nation has a sordid story of women discrimination behind it. No doubt, the position and status of the women of today has improved quite significantly, however, women continue to suffer in general even now. One example is my own INDIA .

DO WOMEN NEED RESERVATION?
• I mean do we need to say that we need a place equal to men. What can we gain by reservation?

CONCLUSION
• Thus women are standing neck 2 neck with men in the male dominated society. According 2 Rabindarnath Tagore: “Woman is god’s best creation”. Similarly , if women do not share in men’s task, the world is bound 2 remain in a wretched state. women are totally wiped out of universe, the earth would stop revolving round the sun.