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Bengali Women

 
 
 
 
Bengali Women
Author: Manisha Roy
ISBN 13: 9780226730431
ISBN 10: 226730433
Edition: Revised
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1992-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
List Price: $32.00
 
 

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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st:First published in 1972 and again in 1975, this study of Hindu Bengali women in upper and upper-middle class families in India is cited in BCL3. 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, and the erosion of traditional religious practices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)