Summary: 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 ...show morethe breakup of the joint family, education, increasing Westernization via television and women's magazines, and the erosion of traditional religious practices. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 79
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