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'Family Fables And Hidden Heresies: A Memoir Of Mothers And More' by Vrinda Nabar.
The death of Vrinda Nabar's maternal grandfather in World War I has a complex and abiding effect on his spirited widow and two young children. Over forty years later in 1961, some of the trauma following his death resurfaces during her mother's unexpected breakdown as uncomfortable question marks hover over issues like marriage, motherhood, and a woman's right to a life of her own. Drawing on history, myth and gender, the author unravels the many fault lines women have to negotiate, often at great cost, in their search for a middle ground between individuality and conformity.
Collaboration : HarperCollins & Words of Women
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