Uneasy alliances: Traditional dynamics in women's relationships in urban Hindu society (1910-2010)

Lahiri-Roy, Reshmi and Roy, Achinto 2014, Uneasy alliances: Traditional dynamics in women's relationships in urban Hindu society (1910-2010), International journal of interdisciplinary civic and political studies, vol. 8, no. 3-4, pp. 1-14.

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Title Uneasy alliances: Traditional dynamics in women's relationships in urban Hindu society (1910-2010)
Author(s) Lahiri-Roy, Reshmi
Roy, AchintoORCID iD for Roy, Achinto orcid.org/0000-0003-0167-1300
Journal name International journal of interdisciplinary civic and political studies
Volume number 8
Issue number 3-4
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Champaign, Ill.
Publication date 2014-12
ISSN 2327-0071
Keyword(s) Conflict
Economic discourse
Socio-cultural discourse
Women's movement in India
Economic Discourse women in India
Summary This paper argues that in spite of the phenomenal economic progress made by India, the urban Indian Hindu woman still faces major challenges and hindrances in charting the course of her existence, some aspects of which are still located within a very traditional discourse. Women of particular age groups combine highly competitive careers in medicine, management, engineering, and other demanding professions with marriage and motherhood, while simultaneously juggling the eternal roles of the docile, hardworking daughter-in-law and the dutiful daughter. It is, yet again, another sacrifice of individual needs and time on the part of the urban Indian Hindu woman within a discourse that imposes constant adjustment and compromise from one's birth as a female child. The economic context might appear to be very different in this century, and the socio-cultural discourse may appear to have changed along with it, but the expectations and the status quo of the urban Hindu woman has not changed very much, given the underlying historical and socio-cultural discourse that is still extant.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30070107

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