An expert in the fields of women` s fashion, author and journalist Anusha Bose, is among the many writers who are contributing to the Women`s Business Journals (WBJ) series on 1920s clothing, a look at the fashion trends and personalities of the time.
This is her first entry in the series.
“A few decades ago, we were very much in the era of the sari and dhoti,” she told Al Jazeera.
Now, we`re in a time where we`ve got more than a hundred different styles of clothing.
And what is it like to be a woman in 1920s India?”
Bose is the author of a forthcoming book titled The Female Power of the 1920s, which examines the women` movement and its impact on women` health and the social fabric of India, a country where the female workforce has been under assault for years.
The book was co-written with Harish Jha, a Delhi-based author and academic.
Bose has a PhD in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University and was a member of the Committee on Women` s Health and Social Welfare in the Rajya Sabha.
She said that in 1920, the period that the Indian Republic was founded, the average age of women in the workforce was 18 years old.
“Now, the numbers are changing, and women are much more educated and have much more experience than they were in the past,” she said.
“Today, the women are in their mid-30s, and even in the mid-20s they`re getting married.
So, a lot of the women that I talk to are in the 30s and they`ve had children and they have to take care of the children.”
It`s important for us to understand that the female empowerment in 1920 was a gradual process, not a sudden change.
“Women were in power in the 1920-21 period, and they wanted to ensure that their children were educated and that their husbands were educated.”
They`re also trying to improve the health and education of women and to ensure they were able to earn enough to support their families,” Bose said.
Anusha Bore has written for the Women’s Business Journals for the last five years.
She is the editor of the book, A Female Power in the 20s: The Transformation of India and the Making of Modern India.
The book will be published by Oxford University Press in 2019.
In the book series, Bose explores the role of women, including the role played by women in industry and politics, and explores the social and cultural changes in India during the 1920 and later decades.
She also explores how women came to represent a new social order, and the role that they played in the creation of the new country.”
We are looking at women as being not just the servants of men but also as having a role in the social order.
So I think that the question is not if women are going to play a leading role in society, but what is the role women are playing in society?
“So the question that we`ll be looking at is how do we give them a role that has not been given to them, that has been given by men,” she explained.
Bose also spoke about the history of women’s suffrage, as well as the history and current state of the country.
“The suffrage movement was initiated in England in the 1870s by Elizabeth Frye.
It was the first major wave of suffrage that was initiated by women,” she continued.
“It was a period that saw women in politics, in education, in science, in business, in professions.
It also saw the rise of women-only colleges and universities.
In the 19th century, the idea of women being equal in the workplace was very much alive in India.
But the idea that women would be equal in society was still alive.”
In fact, the 1920 census was the only census that was compulsory in the country, which led to a major shift in the gender ratio in society.
There were a lot more women at the time of the census.
“In the census, women outnumbered men by a ratio of 3 to 1.
This was a huge change, especially in the rural areas, in rural India,” Bode said.
“So, women were very often seen as sub-servient, inferior.
And the women in these rural areas were seen as the property of the men.”
Bose has written several books on the subject.
The first one was The Female Equality in the 19, 20 and 21st Centuries: The Making of a Modern India in the late 1980s, in which she examined the role the women played in a society that was undergoing an existential crisis.
She has also written about the rise in the numbers of women on university