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Shakti : stories of Indian women in South Africa

Author: Alleyn Diesel
Publisher: Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Records the lives of Indian women from Hindu, Muslim and Christian backgrounds living in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This anthology demonstrates the pride these women  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alleyn Diesel
ISBN: 9781868144549 1868144542
OCLC Number: 156811721
Description: ix, 221 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : Women in the South African Indian community --
Grandmother's feet / Raaz Pillay --
My coming-of-age ceremony / Neeli Govender --
The men in my life / Bunny Bhoola --
How I became a Hindu priest / Vidya Satgoor --
Madame Ambassadrice / Rabia Motala --
What about the wedding? / Champa Bositsumune --
Boys will be boys : a teacher's story / Shanthee Manjoo --
My marriage / Fazila Gany --
A tribute to my jailer / Nina Hassim --
The Mughal Tapestry Project / Shano Suparsad --
Why I became an activist / Naseema Aboo --
Into the forbidden city / Nalini Naidoo --
Who am I? / Roshen Latiff --
Two marriages / Saras Moodley --
My visits to an ashram / Ujala Satgoor --
Identity crisis / Nivashni Nair --
Breaking the silence / Padmani Naidoo --
Durga, the invincible warrior for peace / Durga Bundhoo --
Hindu women worshipping the goddess in KwaZulu-Natal : introduction. Mrs Singh, the temple auntie ; Mrs Naicker, daughter of Mariamman ; Miss Govinder and the Mother's temple ; Mrs Jerry's sacrifice for Kali ; Walking across fire / Pat Pillay.
Responsibility: compiled by Alleyn Diesel.

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