Sita's Daughters: Coming Out of Purdah: The Rajput Women of Khalapur Revisited

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Sita's Daughters vividly recounts the dramatic changes in role and status experienced by Rajput caste women in the Indian village Khalapur between 1955 and 1975. In the 20 years between her now-classic original field study and her follow-up with the same families, Leigh Minturn witnessed a significant decline in the women's observance of a complex system of customs collectively called purdah , which includes the wearing of veils, silence in the presence of senior men and women, the adoption of subservient postures when ...

Sita's Daughters: Coming Out of Purdah: The Rajput Women of Khalapur Revisited 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195080353

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Sita's Daughters: Coming Out of Purdah: The Rajput Women of Khalapur Revisited 1993, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195078237

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