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Bengali Women - 79 edition

Bengali Women (ISBN10: 0226730433; ISBN13: 9780226730431)
ISBN13: 978-0226730431
ISBN10: 0226730433

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0226730417, 978-0226730424
ISBN10: 0226730417, 0226730425

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
the breakup of the joint family, education, increasing Westernization via television and women's magazines, and the erosion of traditional religious practices.
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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 the breakup of the joint family, education, increasing Westernization via television and women's magazines, and the erosion of traditional religious practices. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 79
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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Year Published: 1979
International: No

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