Indian Peasant Women Speak Up

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Orient Blackswan, 1993 - 201 pages
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This Book Offers A Microcosm Of Women`S Life In Rural India, Being Based On A Case Study Of Peasant Women From Over 40 Villages In Maharashtra Who Have Articulated Their Experiences Of Being Oppressed In A Male-Dominated Society.
 

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Introduction
1
PART THE FEMININE TRADITION
24
A Woman due to a Defect
34
The Fifth Day The Visitation of Fate
41
Puberty An Ambivalent Approach
47
Sita and Draupadi Two Mythical Models
59
SELFASSESSMENT Chapter 5 Life as a Curse
76
A Deplorable Event
89
An Age of Repression
121
A Woman Toils like a Beast of Burden
140
Staying Where You Belong Guarantees Satisfaction
170
Gender Inequality at the Root of Social Inequality
178
The Village House
187
Dharma and Karma
193
Bibliography
195
Index
197

An Initiation into Discrimination
105

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