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Author Minturn, Leigh.
Title Sita's daughters : coming out of Purdah : the Rajput women of Khalapur revisited / Leigh Minturn ; with the assistance of Swaran Kapoor.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DS432.R3 M56 1993    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  DS432.R3 M56 1993    AVAILABLE  
Author Minturn, Leigh.
Subject Women, Rajput -- India -- Khalapur -- Social conditions.
Women, Rajput -- India -- Khalapur -- Economic conditions.
Women, Rajput -- Family relationships -- India -- Khalapur.
Purdah -- India -- Khalapur.
Caste -- India -- Khalapur.
Dowry -- India -- Khalapur.
Khalapur (India) -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Kapoor, Swaran.
Description xiii, 371 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-361) and indexes.
ISBN 0195080351 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0195078233 (acid-free paper)
OCLC # 26096079
Table of Contents
 Introduction3
  History3
  Methods5
  Theory6
1Constancy and Change11
 1The Khalapur Rajputs, 1955 to 197513
   The Setting13
   Khalapur15
   Caste and the Jajmani System17
   The Khalapur Rajputs18
   Kinship Terms23
   Clothing25
   Choopars, Bughars, and Ghers26
   Two Families33
IITwo Villages: Parents' Haven, Husband's Prison41
 2Marriage: From Daughter to Wife45
   Choosing a Groom46
   Marriage Ceremonies49
   The Transition53
   Transition Trauma54
   Nanads and Bhabhis59
   Sisterhood: Relational and Ritual60
   Deviant Marriages63
 3Purdah: Respect-Avoidance, Dominance-Submission73
   Veiled, Silent, and Bowed74
   Changes in Purdah78
   Media and Politics91
 4Changing Times95
   Reasons for Changes96
   Evaluation of Changes100
IIIEconomy106
 5Land and Dowry: Modern Laws, Traditional Beliefs109
   Land Inheritance111
   Attitudes About Daughters Inheriting Land113
   Dowry117
   Dowry Increase118
   Attitudes About Dowry120
   Dowries in the House of Gopal123
   Dowries in the House of Suchet128
 6Domestic Economy: Chores, Chuulas, Cash, and Clothing133
   Chores133
   Chuulas141
   Dowry Distribution144
   Control of Dowry Goods146
   Control of Money150
   Attitudes Concerning Control of Dowry Goods and Money152
   Control of Household Finances155
IVReligion158
 7The Pantheon: One Divinity, Many Names161
   The Trimurti165
   Creation and Re-Creation166
   Siva's Consorts168
   Vishu's Consorts170
   Sacred Places, Sacred Plants, Sacred Animals173
 8Ritual and Recreation177
   Worshiping178
   Fairs179
   Village Goddesses181
   Village Shrines183
   Ancestors184
   Fasts185
   Festivals and Feasts187
   Secular Recreation192
VWomen's Nature199
 9Women's Nature: Honor and Shakti201
   Shakti203
   Honor205
   Men's Views of Sex206
   Marital Relations208
   The Shameless Daughter212
   The Innocent Wife217
 10Widows: Sati, Rand, Bhaktani221
   Mourning Customs225
   Widow's Work226
   Widow's Roles228
   The House of Three Widows238
VIHealth and Education246
 11Health and Family Planning249
   New Medical Facilities249
   Health250
   Family Planning257
   Childbirth268
 12Socialization273
   Preference for Sons273
   The Socialization Interview280
 13Education291
   Adult Literacy292
   Children's Education293
   Primary Schools294
   Intercollege298
VIISum and Substance301
 14Sita's Daughters: A Profile303
   Women's Roles304
   Women's Traits310
 15Towards Equality319
   Law320
   Descent and Residence321
   Marriage Customs324
   Purdah324
   Dowry326
   Inheritance328
   Domestic Economy329
   Widows330
   Family Planning331
   Socialization and Education332
   Religion333
   Rama's Sons334
 Appendixes337
 Glossaries351
 Bibliography359
 Name Index363
 Subject Index365



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