Author: Elisabeth Bumiller
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140156712
A perceptive, elegant exploration of the lives of India's women.
A reporter for the Washington Post, Elisabeth came to India with her husband, a correspondent for The New York Times, and traveled to all parts of the ountry, examining the paradoxes, problems, triumphs and realities of the lives of India's women. A woman's role in Indian society', the author writes, is full of contradiction'. Bumiller brings out these paradoxes in a clean, insightful style that makes the vast complexities of the lives of India's four hundred million women accessible and compelling.
Elegant and lucidly written, this work is a world class book that makes the world as small and personal as it must become if we are all to survive.
Arrival and Introduction
Wedding First, Love Later : Arranged Marriage among the Educated Class
Flames: A Bride Burning and a Sati
Beyond the Veil : The Women of the Village of Khajurao
No more little Girls : Female Infanticide among the poor of Tamil Nadu and Sex-Selective abortion among the rich of Bombay
Towards Equality : The Indian Women's Movement
"Indira is India, and India is Indira" : Mrs. Gandhi and Her Legacy for Indian Women in Politics
Rekha, Dimple, Sridevi and Friends : The Actress of Bombay
Poets and Revolutionaries : Three Women of Calcutta
Her own Place in the Sun : A Professional women and a Housewife
"Small Family, Happy Family" : The Lessons of Population control
Departure and Conclusion