In the freedom struggle of India, there are notable names of women who took an active part in the different movements and even reached the top.
There is the social scenario that has also necessitated it.
Men, in search for jobs or while in their jobs, shift to bigger towns where the housing accommodation for them remains limited.
Rearing children, cooking meals for the large joint family, or at best in their spare time doing some tailoring or knitting, but all within the four walls of the house — this was considered to be their only way of life.
Even the well-to-do families had large houses and right from the grandfather and the grandmother down to the grandchildren — all lived under one roof and were fed at the common kitchen. Those were the times till the first quarter of the twentieth century.