Drawing on personal experiences and interviews with others, Roy explores the frustrations and rewards in the lives of Hindu Bengali women in upper and upper-middle class families in India. Roy traces the psychological dimensions of these women as they play their specific roles, including daughter, wife, mother, and sister-in-law. In a new Afterword, Roy discusses changes in Bengali society and culture over the last two decades which have direct bearings on women's lives: divorce and the breakup of the joint family, ...

Bengali Women 1992, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226730431

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Bengali Women 1979, University of Chicago Press

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Bengali Women 1976, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

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