Daughters of Independence
Gender, Caste and Class in India

Liddle, Joanna; Joshi, Rama
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1986  
Pages:  272pp   ISBN:  0-86232-406-8
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19697

A wide-ranging exploration of the historical and cultural conditions which have contributed both to the general subordination of Indian women, and to the relative success of individual women who come from less impoverished urban families, in achieving a measure of personal freedom. The authors portrays the lives and experiences of a group of urban women: their consciousness, their strategies of struggle, and the limits to the freedom they achieved.