When the British were ruling India through the East India Company, the condition of Indian womenfolk was almost pitiful. They were confined behind veils and had to endure the brunt of social evils like Sati (burnt alive on the pyre of their husbands) and child marriage. Getting educated was also a far-off thing for them and becoming working professionals was totally unthinkable. Even the so-called progressive Brahmo Samaj’s leaders acted as a deterrent in women…