Domestic Goddesses: Maternity, Globalization and Middle-class Identity in Contemporary India

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Social Science - 215 pages
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Henrike Donner looks at how middle-class women in India understand changing family life. Based on extensive fieldwork in Calcutta, he explores the ideas, practices and experiences women have of marriage, childbirth, their children's education and of their own identity.
  

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Pg. 18 of this book says" ......Frequently I was reminded of the fact that there were many early examples of such marriages......................., the religious reformer Swami Vivekanand, who married the Irish woman Margaret Noble( revered as Sister Nivedita in Bengal)........."
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Contents

Middleclass Domesticities and Maternities
31
Of Love Marriage and Intimacy
63
The Place of Birth
91
Education and the Making of Middleclass Mothers
123
Motherhood Food and the Body
155
Conclusion
179
Glossary
183
Bibliography
187
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