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Author Roy, Manisha, 1936-

Title Bengali women / Manisha Roy ; with a new afterword
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreward; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Childhood and Adolescence; 3. Marriage; 4. Later Years and Old Age; 5. Conclusions; 6. Afterword; Appendix; Notes; References; Index
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-206) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hindu women -- India -- West Bengal.
Upper class -- India -- West Bengal.
Women -- India -- West Bengal.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 92014268
ISBN 0226230449 (electronic bk.)
9780226230443 (electronic bk.)