Don't Marry Me To A Plowman!: Women's Everyday Lives In Rural North India, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Don't Marry Me To A Plowman!

Women's Everyday Lives In Rural North India, 1st Edition

By Patricia Jeffery, Roger Jeffery


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Popular Western images of Indian women range from submissive brides behind their veils to the powerful, active women of Indian politics. In this lively and unique book, Patricia and Roger Jeffery present a different perspective on women's lives. Focusing on the mundane rather than the exotic, they explore the complex interplay between the power of

Table of Contents

Introduction -- 1 Queen Today in a Red Sari! -- 2 Just Because I Was Angry -- 3 She's Brought Plenty of Wealth -- 4 A Girl Seems Burdensome to Both Her Parents -- 5 Leaving Her Father's House -- 6 Who Would There Be to Sit with Our Boy? -- 7 No One of Your Own Will Be There -- 8 I've Become Shameless Because of the Children -- 9 The Daughter-in-Law's Era -- 10 Love and Peace in My Mother's House -- 11 Should I Become a Pauper? -- 12 Toasted on One Side -- 13 Why Have You Married Me So Distantly? -- 14 If My Uncle Saw the Situation I'm in Now -- 15 A Woman Should Die Before Her Husband -- 16 Allah Gives Both Boys and Girls

About the Authors

Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery both teach in the Sociology Department at the University of Edinburgh.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies