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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 509) Last page : ( 511)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00085.2

Dropping Surname for Gender Equality and Caste System Eradication

Seema, Singh Jagdeep*, Deepak

Maharishi Dyanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India

*Corresponding Author Email: jagdeeprajendra@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


The surname is the last name which is usually placed at the end of person's first name. The dropping of woman's surname after marriage and adopting husband's surname is a gender-biased tradition which has no real utility at all, other than a sense of family identity that can be created in so many other more significant ways. Being women, we feel our surnames as temporary or not really ours. Even it is like being a woman is just subsuming our own identity into our husband's, which impacts our perception of ourselves and our role in the world. A girl is not simply carries her own identity, in fact; she is defined by her role as someone's wife or mother or daughter or sister. The problems with the Surnames are that these are the easiest way to identify roots of a person. In a matter of seconds you can know to what community or caste the person belongs. And we all know that casteism is the root of most of the socio-economic problems in India. Caste politics and caste related violence are one of the key reasons which had put a hold on development of India. So one question arises here is that how to eradicate this problem; how to bring equality to the woman along with caste abolishment in this case? We need to bring permanent solution to this problem as it is becoming a challenge; not only to India; to the whole world. So, we could suggest one important move to drop the surname not only by women but men should also be a part of revolution of this gender equality and caste close down. The fact that the husband's surname is no longer a requirement should be celebrated; it was aggravating reminders that the state believes wives are the property of husbands. It should be appreciated for being as much a romantic leap of faith as marriage. The primary goal of this article is to provide proper sense that dropping surname could be the main consideration for gender equality as well caste system abolishment. By our own case study and on the basis of ground level social experiments conclusion of our study makes us to write this work in the form article.



Women, Gender equality, Casteism, Dropping Surname.


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