Dharmas Daughters (Paperback)Sara Mitter (author)
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Dharma's Daughters is divided into three sections. The first introduces us to women who live and work in Bombay, where the population is dense and the housing is inadequate. We meet manual laborers, members of construction crews, and illiterate domestic workers who live in shanties. Mitter paints a vivid picture of the harried lives of these women. In the second section Mitter describes Hindu mythology and the traditions that form the basis for women's lives. In the final section, Mitter tells of the increasing mobilization and resistance of Indian women since the 1970s.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm