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Janani - Mothers, Daughters, Motherhood
Janani - Mothers, Daughters, Motherhood

Janani - Mothers, Daughters, Motherhood

by Rinki Bhattacharya

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Product ID:19928

Language

English

Publisher

Sage Publications

ISBN

076193510 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 197

Binding

Paperback

Rinki Bhattacharya

Author: Rinki Bhattacharya
Translator(s)/ Edito: Rinki Bhattacharya
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 197
ISBN/UPC (if available): 076193510

Description

Janani, or mother as the creator of life, defines this narrative collection. The book brings together autobiographical writings of women from many walks of life—noted authors, artists, academics—to share their experiences of being mothers, daughters, or both. The accounts combine memory and nostalgia in nuanced detail, making each narrative heart-warming and, at times, profoundly challenging.

The contributors abandon their public faces to provide humane, intimate and compelling narratives. The collection includes accounts of adoptive motherhood, step mothering and single motherhood. On the one hand, the reader encounters the wrenching pain of an abortion, while on the other, the choice of a woman determined not to be a mother. The Janani stories vividly explore the whole gamut of motherhood.

Immensely readable, the volume has a wide appeal-not just for mothers and daughters, but for fathers and sons as well, in fact, for all those who celebrate the rare gift of human relationships.

Contents

FOREWORD
Motherhood Revisited by JASODHARA BAGCHI

PREFACE

OUR MOTHERS

My Mother
BHARATI RAY

My Mother, My Daughter
MAITREYI CHATTERJI

When Alamelu Shrugged
C S LAKSHMI

An Outsider at Home
NEELA BHAGWAT

Her Infinite Variety
ROSHAN G SHAHANI

The Cross a Woman Carries
URMILA PAWAR

My Mother’s Gardens
TUTUN MUKHERJEE

Stepmother at Seventeen
MAITHILI RAO

OURSELVES

Motherhood and Me
DHIRUBEN PATEL

A Mother, Myself
KAMALA DAS

A Delicate Bondage
PRATIBHA RANADE

Motherhood: Not a Joke!
NABANEETA DEV SEN

Learning to be a Mother
SHASHI DESHPANDE

No Baby, No Cry!
DEEPA GAHLOT

OUR CHILDREN
More a Friend
JYOTSNA KAMAL

Letter to My Children
MALLIKA SARABHAI

Paint and Nursery Rhymes
REKHA RODWITTIYA

The Colour of Hibiscus
NITA RAMAIYA

The Mother Who Wasn’t
ANWESHA ARYA

GLOSSARY

ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS

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