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Single Women: Changing Perceptions in India

Sangeeta Krishna (Author)
Synopsis The study explores the life experiences of working single women--the never married, in the social context of the city, Banaras. The study investigates the central issues of their lives i.e. marriage, career and education and tries to unravel their problems and articulations as well as their perception and their pattern of adjustment with the new role. Being a working single women in a city like Banaras is even more fraught with problems than being the same in a metropolitan city. It has found that the working single women of Banaras have evolved nature responses to being labelled deviant by the wider society and that they have largely a healthy self image and a full realization of their valuable contribution to the socio-economic milieu of the society. The study being a subjective and fualitative assessment about the issue, has also questioned many pre-conceived assumptions about the life of working single women and has brought forth the realities. The work is based on extensive field work, involving interviews and discussions.
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About the author

Sangeeta Krishna

Sangeeta Krishna has her MA in History from Patna University.  As Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) of University Grants Commission (UGC), She did her doctoral dissertation on 'Role of Bihar Legislature and other agencies in the Upliftment of Women-Five Decades of Progress' (1921-1967).  She has contributed to numerous projects on Women's Studies as Research Associate and Project officer in the Centre for Women's Studies and Development, Banaras Hindu University.  She is also associated with the BJK Institute of Buddhist and Asian Studies as an Honorary Fellow.  Her current research interest is in Folklore and Oral Tradition.  Presently she is working as Resident Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin College Year in India Program (CYIP), Varanasi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Single Women: Changing Perceptions in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.08.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher The Women Press
Language: English
isbn 8189110136
length xiv+190p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 24cm.