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A space of her own [electronic resource] : personal narratives of twelve women / editors, Leela Gulati, Jasodhara Bagchi.

Contributor(s): Gulati, Leela | Bagchi, Jasodhara.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2005Description: 1 online resource (275 p.).ISBN: 9788132103417 (electronic bk.); 8132103416 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women -- India -- Biography | Women -- India -- Social conditions | Sex role -- India | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Essays | Vrouwen | Sekserol | Sociale identiteit | Frau | Soziale Situation | IndienGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Space of her own.DDC classification: 304/.0954/0904 Other classification: 71.33 | 6,24 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Carolyn M. Elliott -- The wind beneath my wings / Nabaneeta Dev Sen -- A heritage of heresy within tradition / Nina Mazumdar -- A daughter of Awadh / Zarina Bhatty -- A struggle for space / Hema Sundaram -- The tyranny of tradition / Leela Gulati -- Wings come to those who fly / Maithreyi Krishna Raj -- The times that are a-changing / Priti T. Desai -- Uneven earth and open sky / Saroja Kamakshi -- Abode of colour / Vijaya Mehta -- Striking new roots / Sushil Narulla -- Matriliny within patriliny / Jasodhara Bagchi -- Three generations of women / Mary Roy -- Afterword: The colonised coloniser / Arlie Hochschild.
Summary: Several books have been written about the position of women in India's patriarchal society. This collection of twelve narratives, however, focuses not so much on women's subservient position vis-a-vis men, but on women's relations with each other. With the authors locating their personal struggles within those of three generations of women in their families, these narratives span a period of over a 100 years, and intersect both the private and public domains. Each narrative in A Space of Her Own is a tale of how the author fought to establish her own personhood and create a sphere of autonomy.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-269).

Introduction / Carolyn M. Elliott -- The wind beneath my wings / Nabaneeta Dev Sen -- A heritage of heresy within tradition / Nina Mazumdar -- A daughter of Awadh / Zarina Bhatty -- A struggle for space / Hema Sundaram -- The tyranny of tradition / Leela Gulati -- Wings come to those who fly / Maithreyi Krishna Raj -- The times that are a-changing / Priti T. Desai -- Uneven earth and open sky / Saroja Kamakshi -- Abode of colour / Vijaya Mehta -- Striking new roots / Sushil Narulla -- Matriliny within patriliny / Jasodhara Bagchi -- Three generations of women / Mary Roy -- Afterword: The colonised coloniser / Arlie Hochschild.

Several books have been written about the position of women in India's patriarchal society. This collection of twelve narratives, however, focuses not so much on women's subservient position vis-a-vis men, but on women's relations with each other. With the authors locating their personal struggles within those of three generations of women in their families, these narratives span a period of over a 100 years, and intersect both the private and public domains. Each narrative in A Space of Her Own is a tale of how the author fought to establish her own personhood and create a sphere of autonomy.

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