ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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and participation us a citizen in a wider social life, but due to the constraints of the pattern of family relationship is forced to accept a traditional role? It is surprising that Promilla Kapur, who as a sociologist should have elaborated upon the sociological implications of this phenomenon somehow ignores even asking these questions. How long can such conformity last? In spite of compliance on the part of wives, are there not many situations which will compel them to violate this norm? Will not the present institutional framework of the family become a growing irritant to wo- mm who are struggling to become equal partners? Instead of asking these questions, Promilla Kapur directs her gaze in a totally different direction. She says, "An attitudinal lag occurs, when the attitudes of one of the spouses forming the unit of marital relationship change earlier or in greater degree than those of the other spouse and thus cause lack of fit between their attitudes".

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