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Stories of Single Mothers

Deepti Priya Mehrotra
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This book focuses on Indian single mothers and explores their lives, with their attendant dilemmas and challenges. The author details a phenomenon that is fast becoming common. Deftly using a free-flowing narrative, she raises questions about marriage, children and relationships. This seminal work draws attention to truths that usually lie buried in the rubble of daily life and conventional social sciences.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: May/2016

ISBN: 9780143029700

Length : 272 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Home Truths

Stories of Single Mothers

Deepti Priya Mehrotra

This book focuses on Indian single mothers and explores their lives, with their attendant dilemmas and challenges. The author details a phenomenon that is fast becoming common. Deftly using a free-flowing narrative, she raises questions about marriage, children and relationships. This seminal work draws attention to truths that usually lie buried in the rubble of daily life and conventional social sciences.

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Deepti Priya Mehrotra

While an undergraduate student of economics in St Stephen's College, Delhi University, Deepti Priya Mehrotra was active in street theatre and human rights movements. Later, she coordinated 'Charkha', a developmental communications network that encouraged grass-roots activists to write on various issues and helped place these writings in mainstream media.
As a PhD scholar in political science, Deepti studied contemporary women's organizations in north India. A fellow of the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, her postdoctoral thesis is on Gender, Power and Knowledge.
Her current research interests include folk theatre, midwifery, arts therapy and developmental programmes on health and education. She teaches a paper on 'Gender and Schooling' in Lady Sri Ram College.
As founder-trustee of 'Sampurna', she is engaged in community-based women's issues in Ambedkar Nagar, south Delhi.
Deepti writes in Hindi and English.
She lives in New Delhi with her daughter.

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