Bending Bamboo Changing Winds

Bending Bamboo, Changing Winds: Nepali Women Tell Their Life Stories

(Editor Eva Kipp)

“This book is a garland of vivid life stories about Nepali women coming from unique socio-cultural contexts.” – Damber K. and Ambika Gurung

From personal stories and interviews with women representing the varied ethnic groups and castes found in Nepal, this impressive book dramatically captures what village women think about the different aspects of their lives and the changes that are taking place. The stories and beautiful photographs reveal a wealth of information and a rare glimpse into the thoughts, beliefs, worries and pleasures of Nepali women today. With contributions from Kim Hudson, Lucia de Vries, Marieka van Vliet and Alieke Barmentloo.

What the media says about this book

Journal of South Asia Women Studies: 

In a nutshell, this book is an excellent exposé of the current socio-economic situation of Nepali women, and is sure to inspire many more studies of South Asian women.

This book is a garland of vivid life stories about Nepali women coming from unique socio-cultural contexts…the authors take us down to Nepal’s plain area which is not only a geographic extension of the Indian plains but also lies in a the north Indian cultural domain. What is amazing is that, despite severe socio-cultural hurdles, they succeed in reaching beyond the realm of their traditional world….Read more here.

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