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My half of the sky : 12 life stories of courage / Indrani Raimedhi.Material type: BookPublisher: New Delhi : Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd, 2015Description: xxi, 171 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9789351500377 (hardback : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women -- India -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Women's rights -- India | India -- Social conditions -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 304.40954 HAL
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Cover; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1 Betrayed by Love: Jahnabi Goswami; 2 The Only Man: Monalisa Changkija; 3 Born Free: Parbati Barua; 4 Silencing the Whispers: Birubala Rabha; 5 Walking Tall:Urmee Mazumdar; 6 How Green Are the Hills? Bertha G. Dkhar; 7 Mapping the Truth: Teresa Rehman; 8 Pulling No Punches: Mary Kom; 9 Opening the Cage: Hasina Kharbhih; 10 Woman on the Go: Monisha Behal; 11 Words for the Wronged: Rita Chowdhury; 12 Director's Special: Manju Borah; Index; About the Author.
The 12 women who feature in this book come from diverse backgrounds. The thread that binds their stories is their resolve to change the circumstances of their lives, overcoming tremendous odds, and giving wings to their dreams. They are survivors and pathfinders, doers and dreamers, leaving in their wake surging inspiration and hope. Their testimonies reveal what it is to live in this often forgotten corner of India. They have overcome personal tragedy, broken the falters of tradition, discrimination, and coped bravely with the harrowing experience of violence and uncertainty.