STATUS OF NAGA WOMEN AT A GLANCE
The status of women has changed over the past few millenniums; position of women in society is the index to the standard of social organization. The women have the right to receive education, participate in public life & political life, economically independent and can seek employment anywhere. The status of Naga women live in a politically sensitive environment given their people’s prolonged struggle for self-determination. In the past, Naga women were generally bound by a host of social taboos, superstitions, ignorance, etc which greatly curtailed their participation in the family and society. Nevertheless, Naga women have managed to engage themselves effectively within their traditional space and have significantly impacted their society. Several factors like women's education, reform movements by many social reformers, women participation in politics and social legislation were held responsible.
KEYWORDS: women, Gargi, Maitreyi, tribal woman, society, Discrimination