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Bengali Women
by Manisha Roy
University of Chicago Press, 1992
eISBN: 978-0-226-23044-3 | Paper: 978-0-226-73043-1
Library of Congress Classification HQ1744.B47R68 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.42095414

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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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