The roles of men and women in the ancient society were well defined. And even though the institution of marriage has remained the same since aeons, a woman’s purpose and status has drastically changed over the years.
Women, since the beginning of time, were always taught that their purpose was to serve men. But now, the idea that women are created for themselves and for their own happiness is beginning to conquer the world. Women, today, are educated, independent, and not at all at the mercy of men. From living their lives as an oppressed gender, women now have an equal role in society.
But despite her liberation, women continue to be enchained by the conditionings of the patriarchal mindset. The Householder explores the psychology which is responsible for the biases and prejudices that surround a woman’s identity and sexuality and takes us through her journey of survival in a unanimously skewed world.
Ritu Sharma writes a column for one of India’s leading newspapers The Indian Express titled ‘Karma Sutra’. She has also written a series titled ‘Moksha Mantra’ for a US-based magazine called Little India. She has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Delhi University (Lady Shri Ram College) and has also studied astrology from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi.