Women and girl children are subjected to various types atrocities such as sexual harassment, trafficking and gender discrimination. Women start facing discrimination right from their homes. A story of a South Indian orthodox family will help us find out how discrimination plays out inside Indian homes.
The Govindarajan-Seetha Devi couple had two children Dharani, 23, and Gagan, 26. Govindarajan was a mathematics teacher in a famous university. As he was about to retire, he wanted his son to take up the position after leaves the profession. Although his son clears the entrance test and grabs the position, he refused to join the profession as he has some other plans. He wanted to become a writer. However, his daughter attempts the entrance test and comes out in flying colours. But unfortunately her parents want her to get married.
Daughter: Father I am very happy that I have fulfilled your dream but you never encouraged me as you encouraged Gagan . I want to ask you lot of times why are you discouraging girl education and dreams and independent life is it mandatory to marry after some time , there is no respect on girls decision . this all I want to discuss with you but no one listened me and encouraged gagan for his writing dream and to forget about that moment you have brought a marriage proposal to me.
A tragedy befell on the family. Dharani was attacked and killed by a dacoit during his bid to steal her. After her death the family lays hands on her diary in which she had written to her parents why she was not allowed to pursue her dreams while her brother was favoured all the time. She states even in families, a woman is subjected to discrimination. This made her father sad. But,then, it was too late.