In the Indian imagination, an ‘Aunty’ is a middle-aged, usually fat woman who is married and has children. Young women, especially unmarried ones, either do not want to associate with the term or are expected to steer clear of it.
While ‘woman and war’ has been a central plot of their stories casting Draupadi and Seeta as main female protagonists, we can map many supportive female characters in both the stories for their stunning similarities yet intriguing differences.
Savitribai Phule, first female teacher of the first women’s school in India is a pioneer figure. She relentlessly fought against the dominant caste system and worked towards the upliftment of the marginalized.