General Awareness Questions

Q.  Which European traveler had observed,"A Hindu woman can go anywhere alone, even in the most crowded places, and she need never fear the impertinent looks and jokes of idle loungers"?

a. Francois Bernier
b. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
c. Thomas Roe
d. Abbe J.A. Dubois


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A European traveler, Abbe J.A. Dubois, commented, at the beginning of the 19th century: "A Hindu woman can go anywhere alone, even in the most crowded places, and she need never fear the impertinent looks and jokes of idle loungers....A house inhabited solely by women is a sanctuary which the most shameless libertine would not dream of violating.' The women of the time possessed title individuality of their own. This does not mean that there were no exceptions to this rule.
 

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