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May You Be The Mother of a Hundred Sons
May You Be The Mother of a Hundred Sons

May You Be The Mother of a Hundred Sons

by Elisabeth Bumiller

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0140156712 - Year: 1991 - Pages: 306

Binding

Paperback

Elisabeth Bumiller

Author: Elisabeth Bumiller
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1991
Language: English
Pages: 306
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140156712

Description

A perceptive, elegant exploration of the lives of India's women.

A reporter for the Washington Post, Elisabeth came to India with her husband, a correspondent for The New York Times, and traveled to all parts of the ountry, examining the paradoxes, problems, triumphs and realities of the lives of India's women. A woman's role in Indian society', the author writes, is full of contradiction'. Bumiller brings out these paradoxes in a clean, insightful style that makes the vast complexities of the lives of India's four hundred million women accessible and compelling.

Elegant and lucidly written, this work is a world class book that makes the world as small and personal as it must become if we are all to survive.

Contents

CHAPTER I
Arrival and Introduction

CHAPTER II
Wedding First, Love Later : Arranged Marriage among the Educated Class

CHAPTER III
Flames: A Bride Burning and a Sati

CHAPTER IV
Beyond the Veil : The Women of the Village of Khajurao

CHAPTER V
No more little Girls : Female Infanticide among the poor of Tamil Nadu and Sex-Selective abortion among the rich of Bombay

CHAPTER VI
Towards Equality : The Indian Women's Movement

CHAPTER VII
"Indira is India, and India is Indira" : Mrs. Gandhi and Her Legacy for Indian Women in Politics

CHAPTER VIII
Rekha, Dimple, Sridevi and Friends : The Actress of Bombay

CHAPTER IX
Poets and Revolutionaries : Three Women of Calcutta

CHAPTER X
Her own Place in the Sun : A Professional women and a Housewife

CHAPTER XI
"Small Family, Happy Family" : The Lessons of Population control

CHAPTER XII
Departure and Conclusion

Bibliography
Index

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