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Of woman caste : the experience of gender in rural India / Anjali Bagwe.Material type: BookPublisher: Calcutta : London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Stree (Bhaktal & Sen) ; Zed Books, 1995Description: xi, 245 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 1856493210 (Hbk.); 1856493229 (Pbk.).Subject(s): Women, Maratha -- India -- Masure -- Social conditions -- Case studies | Women, Maratha -- India -- Masure -- Economic conditions -- Case studies | Women farmers -- India -- Masure -- Case studies | Sex role -- India -- Masure -- Case studies | Gender identity -- India -- Masure -- Case studies | Caste -- India -- Masure -- Case studies | Masure (India) -- Social life and customs -- Case studies | Masure (India) -- Religious life and customs -- Case studiesDDC classification: 305.40954 BAG Online resources: Table of content
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -235) and index.
1. The Woman Researcher -- 2. Folklore and the Malvani Ethos -- 3. Aba and Kaki, a Village Couple -- 4. Woman of Work, Akka -- 5. Earth Woman, Parvati -- 6. Woman of Faith, Savitri -- 7. The Myth of the Money-Order Economy.
This major study of village women's lives demonstrates the many creative strategies women use to cope with the dual stresses of poverty and patriarchy. Focusing in particular on village farmers, the author has explored the 'grassroots reality' of women's lives in her ancestral village, Masure, on the Konkan coast of western India.
A powerful portrayal of village life, Of Woman Caste furthers our understanding of the complexities which village women face in maintaining the balance between traditional expectations and current realities.