In today’s world women are respected; they can work, study and even get married when they are mature enough to understand. But this was starkly different 200 years ago. The lives of women were comparatively difficult from what it is now. There were various limitations or restrictions imposed on women. Girl children had no access to education; they were married at an early age. In most parts of the country, women were forced to practice ‘sati’.
The caste system was also one of the biggest issues during those times. The Kshatriyas and Brahmins considered themselves of upper caste, the moneylenders and traders followed them and were referred to as Vaishyas and the artisans, peasants, weavers, and potters were considered as Shudras, the lower caste.