Women´s Lives, Women´s Rituals in the Hindu Tradition:
Struggling to Find a Voice. Women´s Position in Hindu Tradition and The Novels of Shashi Deshpande: Eliana Briel
Struggling to Find a Voice. Women´s Position in Hindu Tradition and The Novels of Shashi Deshpande:Magisterarbeit. 1. Auflage Eliana Briel
A spellbinding story of forbidden love. Three continents, three decades, three very disparate lives: Savitri, intuitive and charismatic, grows up among the servants of a pre-war English household in Madras. But the traditional customs of her Brahmin family clash against English upper-class prejudice, threatening her love for the privileged son of the house. Nataraj, raised as the son of an idealistic doctor in rural South India, finds life in London heady, with girls and grass easily available... until he is summoned back home to face raw reality. Saroj, her fire hidden by outward reserve, comes of age in Guyana, South America. When her strict, orthodox Hindu father goes one step too far, she finally rebels against him and even against her gentle, apparently docile Ma. But Ma harbors a deep secret, one that binds these three disparate lives and hurtles them toward a truth that could destroy their world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/004409/bk_tant_004409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mindfulness and yoga are widely said to improve mental and physical health, and booming industries have emerged to teach them as secular techniques. This movement is typically traced to the 1970s, but in reality it began a century earlier. Mind Cure traces the process by which practices like meditation, mindfulness, and yoga moved from the religious fringes of American culture to the medical and psychological mainstream, revealing previously overlooked confluences of Buddhist, Hindu, medical, African American, and women´s history in America.
´Gloriously provocative... female sexuality within a patriarchal world is Chughtai´s central concern´ Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women´s Prize for Fiction 2018, from the introduction Lifting the Veil is a bold and irreverent collection of writing from India´s most controversial feminist writer. These stories celebrate life in all its complexities: from a woman who refuses marriage to a man she loves to preserve her freedom, to a Hindu and a Muslim teenager pulled apart by societal pressures, to eye-opening personal accounts of the charges of obscenity the author faced in court for stories found in this book. Wickedly funny and unflinchingly honest, Lifting the Veil explores the power of female sexuality while slyly mocking the subtle tyrannies of middle-class life. In 1940s India, an unlikely setting for female rebellion, Ismat Chughtai was a rare and radical storyteller born years ahead of her time. ´Ismat Chughtai is known for her iconoclastic, feminist writings which explored the inner workings of women´s lives´ Huffington Post