An interesting (doubtless that it will be controversial) way to look at women's empowerment. By looking at back issues of the Cosmopolitan! Kamla Bhatt writes “Now, comes the important $60 billion question. Has the role of women changed or is it just a cosmetic change that we are witnessing in India? They have a quote from Urvashi Bhutalia, a well-know feminist who says that the changes are at the moment confined to the cosmetic level.”
It’s very difficult to come to a conclusion. Because I have found that parameters are far too many. Even education is no full guarantee that all will be well. I have found many cases where in the uneducated at a far respectable standard of living and conduct than some educated. May be other parameters cancel out the advantage education bestows.
In general, I guess, standard of women have improved. It’s just my feeling, I have no numbers to back up.