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Indian society is patriarchal in nature through the ages. Women in this society are treated inferior class in the name of gender and biological construction. Due to the patriarchal ideology women during past period suffered from inequality, masculinity, and religious dogmatic principles. Through various traditions and principles women were marginalized in the Indian society. Indian culture which has depicted women as goddess with great value treated them as unworthy and inferior community in the society. Trade culture of India which was flourished during proto history period and ancient India has not recognized women’s role in the urbanization or economic development process. Their contributions to society is neglected and excluded from the historical records. This article is a attempt to reconstruct women’s past and analyzed various factors which were responsible for the marginalization of women in India.