Role of women in domestic affairs and looking after the family's day to day work is apparent and well known. But the role of women in political and economic development of a nation is rathar of recent origin.
Ever since the development of the philosophy of humanism in which every individual has his dignity, the role of women in nation building has immensely increased.
Women in Europe and America have spearheaded many social economic and even political movements which had played a great role in nation building.
Indian women had played a very crucial role in the freedom movement and in the post-independence period.
India has produced women of eminence who played a key role in national building. It will thus be seen that women have played a crucial role in nation building throughout the developed world and in the emerging world like India.