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Woman in India. —Sorpe amongst the educated men.qf India are desirious tp break the chains that hold the women in slavery. Others still desire to keep them down in abject submission. , A native law? yer, only a short tiine ago, pleaded in the English, court of justice in Calcutta for the “abject dependence of woman,” quoting the “Statutes of Menu,” onq of the most ancient of their old hooks. Menu writes—“ By a girl or a woman advanced in years, nothing must be done even in heir own dwelling-place according to’ her own pleasure.” He classes her with the stupid, the dumb, the blind, and tho deaf. She may be corrected by her lord, to whom her mind, speech, and body are to he kept in subjection,, by. ,p£ a rope or'cane. This is the position of' her who should bo his companion, his help meet, and friend. Is it any wonder that the race has remained so degraded for ages 1

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 241, 13 January 1881

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