Unveiling India by Anees Jung
This is an old book that I picked up during one of my Hyderabad walks primarily because the author belongs to a well-known family from the city. The subject was aso intriguing, a woman’s journey. The book is based in the travels through the lanes of India in mid 80s after the assassination of the most famous woman of the country Indira Gandhi.
Author interacts with a variety of women in various parts of the country in their own environments and tries to understand their journies. Though like everyone else we have a steretype in mind for rural women, urban women, for women who are behind the veil, for women who come to our homes to work and for almost all kinds of them. Through her conversations and observations author has tried to unveil the real women behind these stereotypes. She looks at the choices they made most of the times consciously. She looks at the relationship they have with God, men around them and other women. She tries to explore their idea of love and what marriage means to them. How they relate to their children?
As she explores these various facets of women across the cross sections of society, she makes you think hard about your ideas of concepts she is exploring. You question your conditioning about the society that you have lived with all your lives. For me it created an urge to go and meet those women and find out more about the world that exists in their minds rather than the physical world that you see them in.
A simple google search on author tells me that this is her most noted work. With her kind of sensitivity, I hope she does some more work like this and document these times for posterity.http://www.anureviews.com/unveiling-india-by-anees-jung/https://i2.wp.com/www.anureviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/9780140103441.jpg?fit=300%2C400https://i2.wp.com/www.anureviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/9780140103441.jpg?resize=150%2C150Book ReviewsTravelWomenThis is an old book that I picked up during one of my Hyderabad walks primarily because the author belongs to a well-known family from the city. The subject was aso intriguing, a woman’s journey. The book is based in the travels through the lanes of India in mid...Anuradha GoyalAnuradha Goyalanureviews@gmail.comAdministratorAnuradha Goyal is the author of 'The Mouse Charmers - Digital Pioneers of India' , a travel blogger and an Innovation consultant. AnuReviews - her book reviews blog finds a place in Limca Book of Records for being India's biggest book reviews blog. Know More ...Anu Reviews