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Drawing on personal experiences and interviews with others, Roy explores the frustrations and rewards in the lives of Hindu Bengali women in upper and upper-middle class families in India. Roy traces the psychological dimensions of these women as they play their specific roles, including daughter, wife, mother, and sister-in-law.

In a new Afterword, Roy discusses changes in Bengali society and culture over the last two decades which have direct bearings on women's lives: divorce and the breakup of the joint family, education, increasing Westernization via television and women's magazines, and the erosion of traditional religious practices.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Childhood and Adolescence

3. Marriage

4. Later Years and Old Age

5. Conclusions

6. Afterword

Appendix

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226730424
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Author:
Roy, Manisha
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19921201
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
6 halftones, 2 tables, frontispiece
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.4 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Asia
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General

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