Living Death: Trauma of Widowhood in India
V. Mohini Giri
Gyan Publishing House, Jan 1, 2002 - Widows - 263 pages
This work has deep bearing on the socio-economic condition of widows in Indian sub-continent where the discrimination against them is still rife. This marginalisation cuts across religion, caste and class barriers to make it an India, though the dimension and the degree may vary in rigidity. The book while giving an overview of the status of widows, focusses on the marginalisation peculiar to individual regions and specific kind of widows. It is indeed a rich and comprehensive compilation of contributions by eminent social scientist who have made even an academic assessment of impact of recent armed conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and Kargil on those who bore the brunt of endless mental and physical agony. Undoubtedly the assessment of each author is unique and Scholarly. The whole book would be very useful for teachers, scholars, students and social activists, intellectuals and socials scientists both in India and abroad.
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