Chup: Breaking The Silence About India’s Women – Deepa Narayan


‘Stories of rebellion, resistance, and resilience… powerful’ Mint

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Do you pride yourself on being a strong woman? Do you aspire to be one or support one? Do you consider yourself a feminist? Chances are that you behave in ways that are
exactly the opposite, as this pathbreaking book argues. In this rigorously researched book, based on 600 detailed interviews with women and some men across India’s metros, social scientist Deepa Narayan identifies seven key habits that may dominate women’s everyday lives, despite their education, success, financial status and family background. These behaviours may seem harmless, but each one has enormous impact, and it means only one thing – that Indian women are trained to habitually delete themselves. Shocking, troubling and revolutionary, Chup will hold a mirror to yourself – and you may not like what you see.


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