May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India
"The most stimulating and thought-provoking book on India in a long time..Bumiller has made India new and immediate again."
THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD
In a chronicle rich in diversity, detail, and empathy, Elisabeth Bumiller illuminates the many women's lives she shared--from wealthy sophisticates in New Delhi, to villagers in the dusty northern plains, to movie stars in Bombay, intellectuals in Calcutta, and health workers in the south--and the contradictions she encountered, during her three and a half years in India as a reporter for THE WASHINGTON POST. In their fascinating, and often tragic stories, Bumiller found a strength even in powerlessness, and a universality that raises questions for women around the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nandadevi - LibraryThing
Every star was aligned to make this book unpublishable. Burmiller, a privileged wealthy US journalist with - at best - hazy romantic notions of India followed her husband out to his new job there. She ... Read full review
May you be the mother of a hundred sons: a journey among the women of IndiaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Bumiller, a former Washington Post reporter, decided that she would write a book on Indian women when she learned that she would be spending three years in India with her husband. In addition to the ... Read full review