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The Brass NoteBook: A Memoir

Author :  Devaki Jain

Product Details

  • Country India
  • Publisher Speaking tiger Books LLP, New Delhi
  • ISBN9789389958676
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info215p, hb, 22cm, 450g, Photos
  • Product Weight450 gms.
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Product Description

In this no-holds-barred memoir, renowned feminist economist and academician Devaki Jain recounts her own story and also that of an entire generation and a nation coming into its own. She begins with her childhood in south India, a life of comfort and ease with a father who served as dewan in the Princely States of Mysore and Gwalior. But there were restrictions too, that come with growing up in an orthodox Tamil Brahmin family, as well as the rarely spoken about dangers of predatory male relatives. Ruskin College, Oxford, gave her her first taste of freedom in 1955, at the age of 22. Oxford brought her a degree in philosophy and economics—as well as hardship, as she washed dishes in a cafe to pay her fees. It was here, too, that she had her early encounters with the sensual life. With rare candour, she writes of her romantic liaisons in Oxford and Harvard, and falling in love with her ‘unsuitable boy’—her husband, Lakshmi Jain, whom she married against her beloved father’s wishes.

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