May You be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India

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Penguin Books India, 1991 - Fiction - 306 pages
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A Journey Among The Women Of India
In This Travelogue, Washington Post Reporter In India Elisabeth Bumiller, Goes To Most Parts Of India Examining The Realities Of The Lives Of Indian Women: Villagers, Movie-Stars, Intellectuals, Police-Women And Others.
 

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Every star was aligned to make this book unpublishable. Burmiller, a privileged wealthy US journalist with - at best - hazy romantic notions of India followed her husband out to his new job there. She ... Read full review

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Bumiller, a former Washington Post reporter, decided that she would write a book on Indian women when she learned that she would be spending three years in India with her husband. In addition to the ... Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
3
Arranged Marriage
24
A Bride Burning and a Sati
44
I Beyond the Veil The Women of the Village of Khajuron
75
No More Little Girls Female Infanticide
101
The Indian Womens Movement
125
and Her Legacy for Indian Women in Politics 14 7
147
Ihe Actresses of Bombay 1 79
179
Three Women of Calcutta
201
A Professional
230
Small Family Happy Family The Lessons
257
Departure and Conclusion
282
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