Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book: Unveiling India

This book tell stories of "ordinary" (actually, extraordinary) Indian women, in their daily struggle in a very sexist country.

The book was written in 1987 and things have changed a lot, however it's a wonderful testimony or real life, interviewing hundreds of women - mostly from low-income class - across the whole India.

"In a dust-filled yard I meet an old woman bent over a pile of dry palm leaves. 'Child, don't sit on the ground. Let me spread a mat for you,' she says without looking up, pulling from under her a tattered mat which I realize is the only one she owns. She is eighty years old and lives alone. Her three sons are married and have gone away to bigger villages. Who looks after her? She points to the pile of palm leaves and goes back to cleaning them."

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