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Focusing on relationships between women of different generations in India, this book is comprised of narratives demonstrating how each contributor established her own personhood through engagement with a wider kin group.

Did the women portrayed in the narratives find space for themselves within orthodox structures? Or, were they so constrained by the social roles of the greatest importance to their families - as wives and mothers - that ending these roles meant some kind of death? How did their lives mould those of the narrators of these life histories?

Showing that women need not always be seen as victims, these are stories of women who found strength, success and independence from the inspiring lives of their mothers and grandmothers.

©2005 Centre for Women's Development Studies for articles by Carolyn Elliott, Leela Gulati, Mary Roy, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Priti T. Desai, Saroja Kamakshi, Sushil Narulla, Vina Mazumdar and Zarina Bhatty 2005, Leela Gulati and Jasodhara Bagchi for the articles by Hema Sundaram, Maithreyi Krishna Raj, Vijaya Mehta and Jasodhara Bagchi 2005, Arlie Hochschild for 'Afterword' 2005, Saroja Kamakshi for 'Uneven Earth and Open Sky' (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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propaganda Filled story's

One more propaganda filled story to defame and trying to Destroy indian beliefs and culture.

Other religion/community have bee show soft heart.

But only Indian's and its culture is explained everting wrong

every one wants to tell one side story only...

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What an underrated book!

It took me just 3 days to finish 'A Space of Her Own', such was the book! This was my first audiobook - I loved the narration style and the accounts of women's lives across geography and generations. I don't know why the book isn't so popular, it should rightfully be so! The stories were engaging and changed my perspectives about people's lives a lot, mainly women.

It is one of my best reads in a while!

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A must read/ listen for all...

Oh, wow- after ages a book that had me hooked and relating to so much across the pages.. this one is about women, relationship with other women in their lives- mother, aunts and grandmother.. the customs, their lives, and everything around shared by 12 women..

do read it but be warned it might conjure up emotions you had locked away..

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outstanding

Extraordinary experience,listening to the real life stories of women of previous generations. proud. happy to listen to the rich journeys of women in India!

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Strong characters

Gives an insight into the past. Women endure and sacrifice a great deal. Liked it

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Yes, women are tower of strength

Struggle for respect and love within family, right to education, right to parental property are few things that women are struggling with. I could connect to each word and sentence here as I faced almost each of the cruelty mentioned out here. Also, how women, mothers/ grandmothers, deal with their daughters/granddaughters , so called rules of patriarchy which they had borne themselves. Still it's also a story, where few women were able to break the shackles and create a path of their own, which gives hope, example and inspiration to others....

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An excellent book..

really loved n lived each word of the book.. excellent narration and thought provoking stories.. I suppose everyone should go through it...