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Memoirs of Rebellion

Struggles to find oneself amongst cultural shackles
Laxmi Parasuram
Type: Print Book
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs
Language: English
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Memoirs of Rebellion: Struggles to Find Oneself Amidst Cultural Shackles, written in an autobiographical mode, is the story of an Indian village girl who struggled against her traditional family to get an education and be independent. Taken out of school and punished for refusing to get married at 12 years she enlisted the help of a convent to continue her education.
The convent, however, changed her rebellious mood to one of faith and she returns home to get married and agree to lead a conventional life. In her confined marital home, she is again seized by an uncontrollable urge to seek a larger life and she leaves home on a scholarship grant to become a student in an American university. She was attracted there by promises of the American Dream and unlimited freedom, but it was not long before she finds that freedom in America is also shackled, without a sense of meaning, and is more superficial than real.
She then decides to return home to be reoriented to her own country and its culture. With a greater understanding of life, she discovers herself by participating in wider university life and joining an international women’s organization, the Soroptimists.

About the Author

Dr Laxmi Parasuram has written this story at the age of 87 after she retired as a Professor in the University of Burdwan in West Bengal. She received her Masters and PhD from the University of Kentucky.
Dr Parasuram came from Kerala and now lives in Kolkata with her husband. She has two children living in the UK and USA. She had been a recipient of two Fulbright awards and is the author of two other novels, ‘Entrapped in Academia’ and ‘Pursuit of Freedom’. She has many years of teaching experience and has travelled widely to give lectures and participated in conferences worldwide. She is an active member of Soroptimist International, a global association of working women
The journey of the protagonist in the book includes many snippets from her life.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637544327
Publisher: Smarpbooks
Number of Pages: 236
Dimensions: 6.00"x9.00"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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andy275275 4 months, 1 week ago Verified Buyer

Interesting book describes vividly how a person changes over time

The early years are covered with emotion and are in many ways gripping. As the years go on, hope and rebellion change somewhat to disillusionment and acceptance. The book is a good read and there is much to be learnt and understood.

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