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Ratanbai: A Sketch of a Bombay High Caste Hindu Wife Shevantibai M. Nikambe

Ratanbai: A Sketch of a Bombay High Caste Hindu Wife

Shevantibai M. Nikambe

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ISBN : 9788126014835
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Ratanbai traces the poignant life story of a Marathi Brahmin girl from early childhood, through to child-marriage and into maturity. As the daughter of a westernized lawyer father and a deeply traditional mother, young Ratandai is caught in theMoreRatanbai traces the poignant life story of a Marathi Brahmin girl from early childhood, through to child-marriage and into maturity. As the daughter of a westernized lawyer father and a deeply traditional mother, young Ratandai is caught in the grips of the East-West encounter within the precincts of her own home. The novel serves as a socio-historic document offering insights into the domestic routine and distinctive familial and religious customs of Marathi Brahmin women in late nineteenth-century Bombay, as well as a feminist text about the intellectual and emotional awakening of its female protagonist. Intimate and moving, Ratanbai includes eloquent photographs of child-wives which tell a narrative of their own.