You are here

SAGE online ordering services will be unavailable due to system maintenance on August 13th between 2 am and 8 am UK time. If you need assistance, please contact SAGE at . Thank you for your patience and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Anmol Betiyan

Anmol Betiyan (Hindi)
Pehli Peedhi ki Peshevar Mahilayen

First Edition
  • Alice W. Clark - Former Instructor, University of California-Berkeley Extension

June 2017 | 196 pages | SAGE Bhasha

This book studies the transition of agency and self-identity in young women aspiring for a career.

Valued Daughters
 traces the spread of ambition for lifetime careers among young women in urban India, who are effecting many changes by stepping out of their traditional roles to pursue higher education and jobs. It analyses intersecting transitions—demographic, educational, economic, social, and cultural, with their individual histories and trajectories—that form the context of this study. Using first-hand narratives of women and their families, this book illustrates a new and changing sense of self among these daughters, whose mothers never had careers of their own.

Focusing on the way these young career-oriented women engage with immediate society and the world at large, this book explores how they view traditional roles and how they are, in turn, viewed by the society.

Intersecting Transitions
A History of Women among Men
Gender and Demography: Paradoxical Effects
Professional Aspirations and Education in Cities
Status-raising as a Father–Daughter Project
Educated Elites in a New Gender Era
Embedded Agency: Gains, Losses, and Unborn Hopes
Social Reproduction and the Professional Imaginary
Toward Gender Transformation

For instructors

Please contact your Academic Consultant to check inspection copy availability for your course.

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9789386446640