Muslim Women As a Home-Maker and an Earner in West Bengal, India

Saturday, 21 July 2018
Distributed Paper
Rumi DEY, Rani Dhanya Kumari College,, India
: A family is a unit, regarded as the cornerstone of a healthy and balanced society. In India the women used to engage themselves just in home management earlier, but the scenario has been changed. Now women play a vital role as an earner being educationally backward or sometimes uneducated also (earns in informal sectors). The Muslim women are not out of this purview. Generally Muslim law (Shari’ah) is a bit conservative and being a part of this society Muslim women face a lot of restrictions. But now-a-days they are quiet desperate of managing both the outer activities along with the management of home as well . The aim of the research is to highlight this duel role of Muslim women of West Bengal forced to involve in earning for their families and at the same time playing a role of a perfect home-maker.

Asurvey on 100 Muslim families in Murshidabad District of West Bengal has been made to gather information on Muslim women involved in earning along with their household work The families were specially from poor and lower middle class and since the basic needs of these families are to manage their food and shelter along with the education of their children ,the question of balancing the both together comes in The purpose of the study is to observe how they are (Muslim women) balancing with their poverty ,and social restrictions with their urge to earn for nurturing their family and making their world a better place to live in.