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JANANI-Mothers, Daughters, Motherhood

JANANI-Mothers, Daughters, Motherhood

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February 2013 | 212 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

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Janani, or mother as the creator of life, defines this narrative collection. The book brings together autobiographical writings of women from many walks of life—noted authors, artists, academics—to share their experiences of being mothers, daughters, or both. The accounts combine memory and nostalgia in nuanced detail, making each narrative heart-warming and, at times, profoundly challenging.

The contributors abandon their public faces to provide humane, intimate and compelling narratives. The collection includes accounts of adoptive motherhood, stepmothering and single motherhood. On the One hand, the reader encounters the wrenching pain of an abortion, while on the other, the choice of a women determined not to be a mother. The Janani stories vividly explore the whole gamut of motherhood.

Immensely readable, the volume has a wide appeal—not just for mothers and daughters, but for fathers and sons as well; in fact, for all those who celebrate the rare gift of human relationships.

Jasodhara Bagchi
Foreword: Motherhood Revisited
Bharati Ray
My Mother
Maitreyi Chatterji
My Mother, My Daughter
C S Lakshmi
When Alamelu Shrugged
Neela Bhagwat
An Outsider at Home
Roshan G Shahani
Her Infinite Variety
Urmila Pawar
The Cross a Woman Carries
My Mother’s Gardens
My Mother's Gardens
Maithili Rao
Stepmother at Seventeen
Dhiruben Patel
Motherhood and Me
Kamala Das
A Mother, Myself
Pratibha Ranade
A Delicate Bondage
Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Motherhood: Not a Joke!
Shashi Deshpande
Learning to be a Mother
Deepa Gahlot
No Baby, No Cry!
Jyotsna Kamal
More a Friend
Mallika Sarabhai
Letter to My Children
Rekha Rodwittiya
Paint and Nursery Rhymes
Nita Ramaiya
The Colour of Hibiscus
Anwesha Arya
The Mother Who Wasn't

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ISBN: 9788132111344