In this intimate and fascinating study, Fruzzetti paints a vivid picture of the activities and rituals governing life in Vishnupur, a large town in rural West Bengal. Drawing on four years of fieldwork during which she was both an observer and a participant in many of the rituals she describes, Fruzzetti, unlike most writers on India, gives primary attention to women, their daily activities, and their marriage rituals. These, she believes, are an important key to understanding Indian society as a whole.
Title: Gift of the Virgin : Women, Marriage, and Ritual in a Bengali Society, The
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Oxford University Press, Incorporated: 1990
ISBN Number: 0195626001
ISBN Number 13: 9780195626001
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Seller ID: 101853
Description: A clean, unmarked copy.