May You be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India

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Fawcett Columbine, 1991 - Fiction - 306 pages
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" The most stimulating and thought-provoking book on India in a long time..Bumiller has made India new and immediate again."
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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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 India

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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


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About the author (1991)

Elisabeth Bumiller is the author of three books of nonfiction and is a White House
correspondent for "The New York Times."

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