Modernization and social change among Muslim Women in India: From colonial to post-colonial period
Social change is a never-ending phenomenon of a society and modernization is a process through which we can understand the pattern of changes in a particular society. Modernization can be thought of as an indicator of social change. Modernization is not a benchmark, not certainly an end. There is no ideal type of modernization, it is a process with no model that one can confirm and compare other cases with. In India modernization process was started with the arrival of the British but modernization in the life of women made it appearance with the initiative of 19th century social reformers. In the post-independent India, the state the modernization in women’s lives has been politically driven, and the state has been making efforts to modernize the women and bring them to mainstream, and out of socially anachronistic traditions. This paper intends to find out the impact and process of modernization process by giving special focus on the journey of modernization among Muslim women during colonial period to post-colonial period.