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Daughters of the Tharu: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls

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Title:Daughters of the Tharu: Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, and the Education of Nepali Girls


Author:Mary Ann Maslak


Publish Year:2003

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Anthropology/ Sociology | Women Study | Hinduism | Nepal History | Nepal Anthropology | Nepal Women | Nepal Non-Fiction | Non Fiction | Social Science | Development | South Asia | Nepal Culture and Custom


Remarks:Nepal edition published by Mandala Book Point, contains bibliography and Index.


Size:154 x 230 mm


Price:USD 7.92

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  • Daughters of the Tharu identifies and examines the cultural conditions and circumstances that influence the process of educational decision-making for girls in Nepal, recognizing and studying the significant, yet often forgotten, voices of women. Situating women's lives within the context of their families, neighborhoods, region, and country, Maslak explores the cultural and sociopolitical conditions that shape, mold, and dictate individual agency, conditions that determine the educational choices women make for their daughters. This book seeks to go beyond the existing educational participation literature by exploring how ethnic identity, ethnic interaction, religious beliefs, and religious rituals function as interweaving socio-cultural forces in the community, and how familial relations in the home are influenced by the power structures that subsume gender roles.

    Mary Ann Maslak

    She is an assistant professor of education at St. John's University. Her current work involves the study of gender an education in the international context. She has published works on girls an women;s education in Asia.
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