Five decades of independence have produced dramatic increases in womenas educational achievements in India; but education for girls beyond a certain level is still perceived as socially risky. Based on ethnographic data and historical documents, this book explores the origins of that paradox. Contributors probe the complex relationships between traditional Indian social institutionsathe joint family, arranged marriage, dowry, and purdah, or sexual segregationaand girlsa schooling. They find that a patrifocal family structure and ideology are often at the root of different family approaches to educating sons and daughters, and that concern for amarriageabilitya still plays a central role in womenas educational choices and outcomes.Based on ethnographic data and historical documents, this book explores the origins of that paradox.
|Title||:||Women, education, and family structure in India|
|Author||:||Carol Chapnick Mukhopadhyay, Susan Seymour|
|Publisher||:||Westview Pr - 1994-01-10|