Status Single: The Truth About Being Single Woman in India

: Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
: Hardcover
: 9789381506905
: 9381506906
: 15 Jan, 2018
: Amaryllis; An imprint of Manjul Publishing House
: Amaryllis; An imprint of Manjul Publishing House
Add book to BookBag

Share this Book!

Price Result
Store Name Availability Price Shipping Total COD Go to Store
Book Summary
Marriage. It’s the obvious path for every girl in India. It’s supposed to define us, shape us and give meaning to our life. But does it, really? Figures show that nearly 74.1 million women in India are either divorced, separated, widowed or have never been married. And the number is on the rise.
In what promises to be a path-breaking work on female identity, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, a proud-to-be-single woman herself, spills the beans on what it is like being over 30 and unattached in India, through her own compelling story and the chequered lives and journeys of nearly 3,000 urban single Indian women from all walks of life.
Women, whether single by choice or circumstance, are under scathing societal pressure, invasive scrutiny and pervasive criticism. Be it the difficulty in renting an apartment, being character-assassinated by your gynaecologist, or being slut- shamed as having slept your way to the top, even when you’re successful professionally, a single woman’s life choices are the easiest to dissect.
From one of the most powerful voices in contemporary Indian writing, comes a passionate narrative of grit and gumption, anger and loneliness and the daily struggle of being single in a country where the highest validation of your gender remains marriage and motherhood. Fiercely honest and painfully vulnerable, Status Single is a book that every woman and man—single or otherwise—must read.
Goodreads Reviews
Click to Read Reviews
You may also like below books
  • Chup: Breaking the Silence About Ind...
    by Deepa Narayan
    Expand
  • You've Got the Wrong Girl
    by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    Expand
  • Sita's Curse: The Language of Desire
    by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    Expand
  • Sita's Curse
    by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    Expand
  • From Ashes To Dreams
    by Rashmi Trivedi
    Expand
  • Faraway Music
    by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    Expand
  • Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Chan...
    by Snigdha Poonam
    Expand
  • Woman to Woman: Stories
    by Madhulika Liddle
    Expand
  • Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography
    by Richa Kaul Padte
    Expand
  • Daughters of Legacy : How a New Gene...
    by Rinku Paul
    Expand