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    An Indian Woman In Guatemala

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    An Indian Woman In Guatemala Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigoberta Menchu, an illiterate farm worker, turned voice of oppressed people everywhere. Guatemala also has the sad distinction of being home to Latin America's oldest civil war. "For more than three decades, left-wing guerrillas have fought a series of rightist governments in Guatemala. The war has killed an estimated 140,000 in

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    Pocahontas and the Mythical Indian Woman

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    Pocahontas and the Mythical Indian Woman Pocahontas. Americans know her as the beautiful, Indian woman who fell in love with the white settler John Smith and then threw her body upon the poor white captive to protect him from being brutally executed by her own savage tribe. The magical world of Walt Disney came out with their own movie version several years ago portraying Pocahontas as a tan, sexy Barbie doll figure and John Smith as a blond-haired, blue-eyed muscular Ken doll. Although Disney

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    Yajnaseni – A Synonym of Indian Woman

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    Indian tradition has awarded highest regard to a woman, considered her a mother, who is regarded as the epitome of purity and inviolability. India has always had a special place for women in almost every ritualistic practice in the society. A woman is free to take part in any spiritual and social service unlike many cultures in the society. And women from time immemorial have exhibited their dynamic energy, devoted efforts and dedicated service for their family, society and every other field where

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    The Indian male is exposed to a set of beliefs and values in which male supremacy is unchallenged and female subjugation is taken for granted. Shyam ignores her and even her genuine complaints are brushed aside. He controls all her choices and activities including the type of dress she should wear. He does not like her wearing stiff khadi kurtas. They remind him of “those activist women burning with vitriol and a cause” (M 117). Man’s intolerance to questioning, especially by women, is clear

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    The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse The genre of Bollywood film has recently become a popular means of entertainment for the non-resident Indian as well as the western audience. The vibrant color, spontaneous dance numbers, and other alluring factors may have contributed in the popularity of Bollywood films. However, for the NRI, Bollywood films are mean of a connection to the motherland; it brings a sense of nostalgia through cultural and tradition practices. In Chutney

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    Radha, as the only one of all the characters in the novels is a true representing of the modern Indian woman. In her study of the imaginary of Indian women in literature, Rajan states that "The image of the "new Indian woman" is of course derived primarily from the urban educated middle-class woman" (Rajan 130) and describes her as "attractive, educated, hardworking, and socially aware" (Rajan 131). In spite of her origin as a daughter of a middle class traditional family, while studying and in the

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    What happens in the life of a circus freak doesn’t seem like the kind of thing a middle class woman from the south would ever dream of concerning herself with, and yet Keela, the Outcast Indian Maiden was produced by exactly one such a woman. In the short story, Welty exposes a technique of naming and disguise that has always been effective in the blatant dehumanization bigots use to degrade specific members of our social hierarchy. Welty's title character in the story never manages to escape from

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    Pocahontas or Matoaka

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    “playful one”, was born on the year 1595. The book that I had read was Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat by Paula Gunn Allen. It was published by HarperCollins Publisher Inc. in 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022 on the year 2003. She was an amazing person and woman who became famous for standing up for what she believed in. Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan which made her an Indian Princess. When she was 12 years old, she saved a colonist named John Smith from being

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    Nectar In A Sieve

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    harvests and inflating prices on goods. This novel specifically describes the life of a woman, Rukmani, and how her family was affected and the activities she and her family had to perform in order to survive. This work is very good in describing the life of a woman at this time and it will make you realize the hardships that these people had. There are several traditional values that are handed down to an Indian couple that are expected to be followed and continued. First of all the biggest tradition

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    to his father through the woods on a cool winter day, young Mason hears the sound of a bullet entering his father’s body. As he looks ahead, he sees his mother, Xwelas, lower a shotgun. In the essay The Life and Murder Trial of Xwelas, a S’Klallam Woman, Coll-Peter Thrush and Robert H. Keller, Jr. recall the events before, during, and after the murder of George Phillips, a Welsh immigrant killed by his native wife. Xwelas’ the life before the murder, the actions which provoked Phillips’ death, and

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