Mutilating Women

Mutilating Women

by Anoop Chandola

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Mutilating Women is the story of an honor crime. It follows members of the Kotwal Clan during the chaotic months before and after Indian independence in 1947, a time of upheaval and of hope. The members of this Himalayan clan would be termed liberal/progressive in their stance toward the many issues they faced: from questions of equality for women and untouchables, to the role of religion in thwarting both and changing marriage practices to what modernization might look like for India. However, this book, based on the fictional interviews with the offspring of some of the "characters," is an accurate portrayal of the many obstacles the people of India faced during this time—the cultural and psychological barriers that confronted them at every turn.

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BN ID: 2940161132531
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 01/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 455 KB

About the Author

Anoop Chandola is a linguist-anthropologist. Before coming to the US, he was educated at the universities of Allahabad and Lucknow. His last two degrees in linguistics include an MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from the University of Chicago.

He has taught Indian literatures, cultures, and religions at several universities in India and the US, including Sardar Patel University, the MS University of Baroda, University of California at Berkeley, University of Washington at Seattle, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Wisconsin at Madison. Now he is Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the American Anthropological Association, Association for Asian Studies, Linguistic Society of America, and Linguistic Society of India.

Chandola has published fifteen books and numerous papers. His scholarly books and articles are in the areas of linguistics, music, religion and literature which include extensive interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis. He founded the field of “musicolinguistics” based on coining the term, arguing for its creation and laying a theoretical framework for the discipline. He lives in Tucson and Seattle with his wife Sudha.

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