Don't Marry Me to a Plowman! Women's Everyday Lives in Rural North India

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Don't Marry Me to a Plowman!
Women's Everyday Lives in Rural North India

Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery

WestviewPress A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface and Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes 33
  • 1 - Queen Today in a Red Sārī! 38
  • Notes 50
  • 2 - Just Because I Was Angry 53
  • Notes 67
  • 3 - She's Brought Plenty of Wealth 69
  • Notes 81
  • 4 - A Girl Seems Burdensome To Both Her Parents 83
  • Notes 97
  • 5 - Leaving Her Father's House 98
  • Notes 113
  • 6 - Who Would There Be To Sit with Our Boy? 114
  • Notes 126
  • 7 - No One of Your Own Will Be There 127
  • Notes 141
  • 8 - I'Ve Become Shameless Because of the Children 142
  • Notes 154
  • 9 - The Daughter-In-Law's Era 155
  • Notes 169
  • 10 - Love and Peace in My Mother's House 171
  • Notes 186
  • 11 - Should I Become a Pauper? 187
  • Notes 199
  • 12 - Toasted on One Side 201
  • Notes 215
  • 13 - Why Have You Married Me So Distantly? 216
  • Notes 230
  • 14 - My Uncle Saw The Situation I'M in Now 231
  • Notes 244
  • 15 - A Woman Should Die Before Her Husband 245
  • Notes 258
  • 16 - Allah Gives Both Boys and Girls 259
  • Notes 273
  • Afterword 274
  • Glossary 277
  • Bibliography 281
  • About the Book And Authors 289
  • Name Index 291
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