Being a woman in India is not easy and that too an independent one. This land worships submissiveness and tolerance power in a woman even if it puts her character, sanity & simple logical behaviour at stake. The independence of mind is so difficult to handle and digest by the in-laws & may be at times the husband too.
The conditioning of the typical Indian male has been so strongly patriarchal that women really have to put aside her individuality & intelligence to be able to maintain amicableness in the new family. I mean, how does it justify to bring in an educated girl into the family thinking of all the lucrative free services she would render in the family business or be in-charge of the kids after they start their education? Will she not have a mind of her own?
Why is it that the Indian daughter-in-law gets her due identity & a rightful place in the family only after she bears a child? Why does she alone have to prove herself worthy of being a free family member? High time the insecurities in the older generation’s minds are erased by the sons at least if not by themselves.