[Epub] ➟ Listen to the Herons Words Author Gloria Goodwin Raheja – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk In many South Asian oral traditions herons are viewed as duplicitous and conniving These traditions tend also to view women as fragmented identities dangerously split between virtue and virtuosity bet In many South Asian oral traditions herons are the Herons Epub Ù viewed as duplicitous and conniving These traditions Listen to ePUB ô tend also to view women as fragmented identities dangerously split between virtue and virtuosity between loyalties to the Herons PDF Æ to their own families and those of their husbands In women's songs however symbolic herons speak telling of alternative moral perspectives shaped by women The heron's words and women's expressive genres generally criticize pervasive North Indian ideologies of gender and kinship that place women in subordinate positions By inviting readers to listen to the heron's words the authors convey this shift in moral perspective and suggest that these spoken truths are compelling and conseuential for the women in North IndiaThe songs and narratives bear witness to a provocative cultural dissonance embedded in women's speech This book reveals the power of these critical commentaries and the fluid and permeable boundaries between spoken words and the lives of ordinary village women.
- 288 pages
- Listen to the Herons Words
- Gloria Goodwin Raheja
- 09 January 2016 Gloria Goodwin Raheja