The status of women has become an important parameter to gauge the level of development and sensitivity in any society. This book penetrates the silence that surrounds the lives of India's women. It offers a perceptive understanding of the trials faced by women from the country's state of Rajasthan, in all segments of its society - tribal, rural, and urban - and provides a comparative viewpoint of the status of women in all three segments. It is a comprehensive and holistic examination of questions relating to the rights and status of women in India. There have been infinite variations of the status, according to the cultural milieu, family structure, caste, class, property rights, etc. All these distinctions are significant determinants of variations.