‘Senapramukh’ can lead the gender way

UPSC Practice recommends ‘Senapramukh’ can lead the gender way.

​​Take senapati, which, by virtue of past examples, refers to a man who is a military commander. It would make semantic sense to call a woman when she becomes a commander – like Vaishali Hiwase did in June 2021 when she became the first woman commanding officer in charge of the BRO Road Construction Company that is part of the India-China Border Roads – ‘senapatni’.

Courtesy: Opinion-Economic Times

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