Daughters of India: Art and Identity
by Stephen P Huyler;Francois-Xavier Delmas (9780789210029)

Daughters of India: Art and Identity

Stephen P Huyler;Francois-Xavier Delmas

Release Date: 20 December 2008
Format: Hardback
Pages: 263
Category: Travel
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789210029
ISBN-10: 0789210029

Although one in every six women in the world lives in India, most of the Western world knows little about them. Daughters of India is a collection of the stories of twenty Indian women, who range from traditional to modern, repressed to highly innovative, and outcast to entrepreneur. Each story highlights how these women use creative expression as a means of empowerment. With 250 full-color illustrations, author Stephen Huyler introduces the reader to these individual Indian women and their art--and draws us into their colorful lives and inspiring achievements. Huyler seeks to dispel Western myths about the repression of Indian women, instead revealing their incredible strength and determination to improve their lives and those of their children. The varied and inspiring women's stories are simultaneously unique and unifying. From a woman preparing for her son's wedding to a leading female IT entrepreneur, and from Hindu to Christian to Muslim, the many female faces of India come alive to Huyler's audience. A portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit the Global Fund for Women, the Self-Employed Women's Association, and Folk Arts Rajasthan, as well as other organizations that work to empower women, a full list of which appears in the back of this book. About the Author Stephen P. Huyler is an art historian, cultural anthropologist, photographer, and author conducting a lifelong survey of India's art and crafts and their meanings within rural societies. Huyler received a B.A. in Indian Studies at the University of Denver and a doctorate at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. 250 colour illustrations

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