Bengali Women / Edition 1

Bengali Women / Edition 1

by Manisha Roy
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226730431
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
994,278
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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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

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