Author: Wasbir HussainPublisher: Indialog PublicationsYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 122ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187981865
They are women of steel, women who have seen terror in its most violent forms. Bombs, bullets or even lowly machetes have shattered their lives. Homemakers without the Men: Assam’s Widows of Violence is a real-life narrative of widows of violence in northeastern India’s Assam state who have lost their bread-winning partners to insurgency or ethnic strife. Wasbir Hussain brings out the pathos, trauma, struggle and challenges of these remarkable women who continue to live life and bring up their children, surmounting heavy odds.
PREFACEASSAM’S LITTLE WARS: AN INTRODUCTIONThe Black 1996 Morning that Changed Tillottama’s LifeSurvivors of Terror: Pariahs in Society?How Lakshi Hembrom Lost Her Power To ThinkLife’s Cruel Joke on Kamrun NissaFamily Ties Cost Bharati DearHow Hemoprova was Driven to the BrinkBhanumati and Raktima: Their Kids’ Mom, Dad tooThe Loss of their Husbands Turned Them into Women of SteelTravails of a Police Officer’s WifeThe Secret Killers Who Widowed BharatiWhy Tribeni Doesn’t Like Politicians AnymoreEven a Rebel Chieftain’s Mother WeepsEPILOGUE