International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part S
Women sports participation in India
AUTHOR(S): Shambu Dutt
Sport is beneficial to all, and at every level. It improves health and self-confidence through greater awareness of one's body. It is also a way of learning how to show solidarity and how to excel oneself. Women’s sports include amateur as well as women's professional sports, in all varieties of sports. Female participation and popularity in sports increased dramatically in the twentieth century, especially in the last quarter-century, reflecting changes in modern societies that emphasized gender parity. Girls and women hardly participated in the indoor and outdoor games in the olden times since they were busy with their household chores cares of siblings and similar activities. In the rural context women in addition to household chores were the main base of the agrarian economy. Women performed agricultural works of cultivation like sowing, weeding, harvesting, winnowing, livestock rearing etc. involvement in such activities left in them with little time for leisure and sports. In ancient times, women hardly participated in games and sports but the activities or household chores that were performed by them were full of physical activities. Thus, they were not imparted any physical training or even did not find any time to play games but their work and activities involved intense physical movement and the this phenomena continues even today.
Pages: 1041-1042 | 498 Views 7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shambu Dutt. Women sports participation in India. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):1041-1042.