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."
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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

Contents

Arranged Marriage
24
A Bride Burning and a Sati
44
The Women of the Village of Khajuron
75
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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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