By Leela Gulati, Jasodhara Bagchi

ISBN-10: 0761933158

ISBN-13: 9780761933151

Targeting relationships among ladies of other generations in India, this ebook contains of narratives demonstrating how every one contributor proven her personal personhood via engagement with a much broader kinfolk crew. Did the ladies portrayed within the narratives locate area for themselves inside of orthodox buildings? Or, have been they so restricted through the social roles of the best value to their households - as other halves and moms - that finishing those roles intended a few type of demise? How did their lives mildew these of the narrators of those lifestyles histories? displaying that girls don't need to constantly be visible as sufferers, those are tales of girls who came upon power, luck and independence from the inspiring lives in their moms and grandmothers.

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This is one part of the story that I have found the most moving because it tells me so much about existing community relations in East Bengal at that time. When my grandfather opened the door at dawn he found his daughter asleep on the floor and the old man sitting by her. He told my grandfather: ‘Babu [sir], she is a very unhappy girl. If she had not been very unhappy she could never have taken this kind of a step. You promise me that you will not send her away and you will not scold her or beat her.

Thinking over this difference in perception and linking it up with later statements by others in the family, I realised that the men were taking pride not in the lady who became a sati, but the rebel who could stand up before a crowd of five villages and register her protest against this religiously sanctified action because at that point it had become illegal. A HERITAGE OF HERESY WITHIN TRADITION 47 II The next story is about Pishimā, SCM and RCM’s sister, mentioned earlier as one of my major sources of family history and tradition, and influence.

People always blame the woman and sometimes it may be the wrong woman. But, fortunately, I had a few strong friendships among both men and women in Calcutta, which stood me in very good stead. Mother was terribly upset. It was a social disaster. Divorce was a dirty word. The fault, of course, had to be mine. Mother had a soft corner for Amartya—her first child, a son who died in a week, was born the same year as Amartya. Besides, she now had a world famous son-in-law, a celebrity. Why could I not keep him tied to my apron strings?

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