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Describe the concept of Role and Role Conflict. Discuss the nature and extent of role conflict among working women in India.

Topic : Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. Role of women

1. Describe the concept of Role and Role Conflict. Discuss the nature and extent of role conflict among working women in India. (250 words)

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Why the question:

The question is based on the concept of Role and Role conflict.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the concept of Role and Role Conflict. Discuss the nature and extent of role conflict among working women in India.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Define what you understand by Role conflict.

Body:

Role conflict occurs when there are incompatible demands placed upon a person relating to their job or position. People experience role conflict when they find themselves pulled in various directions as they try to respond to the many statuses they hold.

Explain the background of the concept in India; In India, the position of women has always been rather ambivalent. On the one side, she has been raised to the status of divinity, and on the other side, she has been exploited as somebody lower in status to men in every walk of life. Fortunately, from the middle of the nineteenth century, consciousness rose in our country to eradicate this dichotomy in her existence.

Discuss Indian women through the ages. Present the current conditions.  

Let part of your answer explain role conflict among working women in India with suitable examples.

Conclusion:

Suggest way forward.