The Murderer Began To Laugh. He Was Confident That The Police Would Come Up With Nothing& When A Diplomat At The Madagascan Embassy In Delhi Is Stabbed To Death In Mysterious And Quite Possibly Scandalous Circumstances, The Ambassador Calls Upon His Old Friend Jay Samorin To Help Find The Murderer As Quickly And Discreetly As Possible. In His Somewhat Unorthodox Approach To Solving Crimes, Samorin Crosses Swords With The Police Officer In Charge Of The Investigation, Deputy Commissioner Anna Khan, Recently Transferred From Kashmir Where Her Zealous Pursuit Of Suspected Terrorists Had Threatened To Cause An Uproar. But It Transpires That Each Has An Intensely Personal Reason For Their Obsession With Murder: Samorin'S Father, A Pilot And War Hero, Was Hanged For The Murder Of His Mother, While Anna Khan'S Husband Was Killed By The Kashmiri Mujahadeen. Forming An Uneasy Alliance, The Gifted Amateur And The Jaded Professional Start To Untangle A Shocking Web Of Corruption, Prostitution And Callous Medical Malpractice. It Is A Trail Fraught With Danger, Tainted By The Older, Deeper Mysteries That Lie Outside The More Tangible Boundaries Of A Criminal Investigation A Trail Leading Back Through The Darkest Recesses Of Their Own Lives To That Elusive, Haunted Place Known As The Village Of Widows&
Author: Ravi Shankar Etteth
Publisher: Penguin Books India
In the small Colombian mountain village of Mariquita, a band of guerrillas storms in to protest the country's ruling government. They arrive with propaganda and guns, and when they depart they have forcibly recruited all the town's men, leaving behind only a few—the priest and a young, fair-skinned boy disguised as a little girl. In their wake, Mariquita becomes a sinking wasteland filled with women who quickly resign themselves to food shortages, littered streets, and mourning. Without men, life is hopeless, and getting along, nearly impossible. But, Rosalba viuda de Patiño, wife of the former police sergeant, sees a different fate for the town of widows. She declares herself magistrate and promises to instill law and order while restoring the failing economy and infrastructure. Reluctantly, the women agree to join forces. A utopia emerges, one that ironically resembles the ideal society the guerrilla group claims to promote. Deft, rich, and darkly humorous, Tales from the Town of Widows is a captivating exploration of gender and sexuality that uses the ongoing conflict in Colombia as a backdrop. It presents a fascinating portrait of ill-fated wives and the war that helped them build a peaceful, equality-based society. Exquisitely wrought, remarkably original, James Cañón's stunning debut marks the arrival of an unforgettable new literary talent.
Author: James Canon
Publisher: Harper Collins
A World of Widows provides a global overview of the status for widowhood. Neglected by social policy researches, international human rights activists and the women's movement, the status of the world's widows - legal, social, cultural, and economic - is an urgent issue given the extent and the severity of the discrimination against them.Margaret Own explores the process of becoming a widow; poverty and social security in the context of widowhood; differing laws and customs regarding widow's inheritance; the situation of widows who remarry and issues of sexuality and health. She also looks at the needs of specific groups of widows - refugees, older widows, child widows - and widowhood in the context of AIDS. Throughout, she shows the prevalence of discrimination against widows in inheritance rights, land ownership, custody of children, security of home and shelter, nutrition and health. The book concludes with a summary of widowhood as a human rights issues and an overview of widows themselves organising for change.
Author: Margaret Owen
Publisher: Zed Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Contributed articles presented earlier at a seminar held at Tirupati, India.
Author: P. Adinarayana Reddy
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
Author: James Cañón,Sky Nonhoff
This is the first book to examine the late Byzantine village through written, archaeological and painted sources.
Art, Archaeology, and Ethnography
Author: Sharon E. J. Gerstel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Tracing the changing notions of female and male in rural Sicily, Linda Reeder examines the lives of rural Sicilian women and the changes that took place as a result of male migration to the United States.
Migration and the Transformation of Rural Italian Women, Sicily, 1880-1920
Author: Linda Reeder
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Though "community" has become a common byword in the contemporary Western church, the practice of communal sharing has effectively fallen by the wayside. Unfortunately, it is often the poor who are left wanting because we no longer come together. Reta Halteman Finger finds a solution to this modern problem by learning from the ancient Mediterranean Christian culture of community. In the earliest Jerusalem church, in holding the responsibility for preparing and serving communal meals, women were given a place of honor. With the table fellowship and goods sharing of the early church, Luke says, ???there were no needy persons among them??? (Acts 4: 34). Finger thoroughly examines this agape-meal tradition, challenging traditional interpretations of the ???community of goods??? in the Jerusalem church and proving that the communal sharing lasted for hundreds of years longer than previously assumed. "Of Widows and Meals" begins a discussion of need in community that can revolutionize the contemporary church's interaction with the world at large.
Communal Meals in the Book of Acts
Author: Reta Halteman Finger
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Things just keep getting better and better. ... Well, don't they? If you are a woman and you live in China, to answer this question you will need not only to look around you but to look back, to see not just how things are now but how they once were. China has traveled a long and torturous road since the collapse of the final imperial dynasty and the establishment of a modern republic early in this century; but have the nature of women's lives and their opportunities for just and equal treatment improved? Renowned writer Gu Hua confronts this issue in Virgin Widows, a poignant and disquieting novel that unfolds in alternating chapters the stories of two women whose lives, despite being separated by nearly a century, reveal a disturbing similarity. First published in China in 1985, it appears now in English for the first time.
Author: Hua Gu
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
In Zimbabwe, as in many other parts of Africa, agriculture is the principal source of livelihood for widows and orphans. Within this reality, a groundbreaking study was commissioned to investigate the land and property rights of women and orphans in Zimbabwe in the context of HIV/AIDS. It also examines the coping strategies, in terms of land-related livelihoods, adopted by widows and other vulnerable women affected by the pandemic.
Case Studies from Zimbabwe
Author: Kaori Izumi
Publisher: HSRC Press
Category: Social Science
In 1943, five women who have all lost their husbands in the war are assigned to the same apartment and develop lasting friendships
Author: I. Grekova
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Author: Francis Edward Paget
Global struggles over women's roles, rights, and dress increasingly cast the secular and the religious in tense if not violent opposition. When advocates for equality speak in terms of rights and modern progress, or reactionaries ground their authority in religious and scriptural appeals, both tend to presume women's emancipation is ineluctably tied to secularization. Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference upsets this certainty by drawing on diverse voices and traditions in studies that historicize, question, and test the implicit links between secularism and expanded freedoms for women. Rather than position secularism as the answer to conflicts over gender and sexuality, this volume shows both religion and the secular collaborate in creating the conditions that generate them.
Author: Linell E. Cady,Tracy Fessenden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
By ignoring gender issues, historians have failed to understand how efforts to control women--and women's reactions to these efforts--have shaped political and social institutions and thus influenced the course of Russian and Soviet history. These original essays challenge a host of traditional assumptions by integrating women into the Russian past. Using recent advances in the study of gender, the family, class, and the status of women, the authors examine various roles of Russian women and offer a broad overview of a vibrant and growing field.
Accommodation, Resistance, Transformation
Author: Barbara Evans Clements,Barbara Alpern Engel,Christine Worobec
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Moving personal account of frontier women left behind in Minnesota when their husbands went west to prospect for gold in Colorado and Montana in the mid-1800s.
A Story Drawn from the Letters of Pamelia and James Fergus
Author: Linda S. Peavy,Ursula Smith
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Author: Great Britain. Commissioners for Inquiring Concerning Charities
A chance encounter in a French town brings dark memories flooding back to fifty-five-year-old Kate. As a student at Sweet Briar College, Virginia in the 1950s, she joined a grand tour of Europe along with three classmates and their chaperone, Miss Grist. At the last minute, the mysterious and wealthy new girl, Olivia Hartfield, surprised them all by joining them. Revelling in the unparalleled freedom of the old world, Kate and her friends gradually form a privileged and sophisticated clique as, one by one, three intriguing but very different young men latch on to their party. But nobody is quite as they appear, and as facades crumble, this journey would prove eye-opening in ways the girls couldn't have possibly have imagined.On a remote outing a tragic and sinister event occurs.Now, thirty years later, the question is still open: what really happened that day?
Author: Elsie Burch Donald
Publisher: Random House
This book analyzes how French dramatists reproduced certain images of India such as the burning widow, the lowly pariah or untouchable, and the exotic bayadere or dancing girl in four plays and one ballet written from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. An examination of these recurrent images demonstrates how the representations intervene politically in French society as well as further the aesthetic agendas of the dramatists themselves. India becomes a spectacle, both literally and figuratively, on the French stage. Addressing questions of Orientalism, the book also argues that it was because the French lost their Indian colonies to the British in the eighteenth century that India became a part of the French literary imagination. Finally, addressing broader questions of intercultural performance and artistic collaborations between non-Western cultures and the West, the book illustrates how, in French print and visual culture, India continues to be described as a land of contrasts, where the exotic and monstrous coexist.
India as Spectacle
Author: Binita Mehta
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Author: Eduard Raimund Baierlein
Publisher: Asian Educational Services