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Breaking Out - a book by Desai, Padma

Breaking Out

An Indian Woman's American Journey

Breaking Out( )
Author: Desai, Padma
ISBN:978-0-262-01997-2
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:MIT Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $5.75
Book Description:

Padma Desai grew up in the 1930s in the provincial world of Surat, India, where she had a sheltered and strict upbringing in a traditional Gujarati Anavil Brahmin family. Her academic brilliance won her a scholarship to Bombay University, where the first heady taste of freedom in the big city led to tragic consequences -- seduction by a fellow student whom she was then compelled to marry. In a failed attempt to end this disastrous first marriage, she converted to Christianity.

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Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Social Scientists & Psychologists
Biography & Autobiography / Women
Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.375 x 8 x 0.688 Inches
Book Weight:0.9 Pounds

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