May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons by Elisabeth Bumiller
A Journey Among the Women of India

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"The most stimulating and thought-provoking book on India in a long time..Bumiller has made India new and immediate again."
In a chronicle rich in diversity, detail, and empathy, Elisabeth Bumiller illuminates the many women's lives she shared--from wealthy sophisticates in New Delhi, to villagers in the dusty northern plains, to movie stars in Bombay, intellectuals in Calcutta, and health workers in the south--and the contradictions she encountered, during her three and a half years in India as a reporter for THE WASHINGTON POST. In their fascinating, and often tragic stories, Bumiller found a strength even in powerlessness, and a universality that raises questions for women around the world.

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About Elisabeth Bumiller

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Elisabeth Bumiller, a Washington reporter for "The New York Times," was a "Times" White House correspondent from September 10, 2001, to 2006. She is the author of "May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India "and T"he Secrets of Mariko: A Year in the Life of a Japanese Woman and Her Family." She wrote much of this book as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and as a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband, Steven R. Weisman, and two children.
Published August 24, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 328 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Horror, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, Business & Economics. Fiction

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The overall powerlessness of Indian women is shown through a discussion of traditions and portraits of typical individuals. ``Based on Bumiller's four-year residence in India, this perceptive, alert t

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