Is the Great Indian Family an endangered
species as India goes on an economic overdrive? As work becomes
all-consuming for urban Indians, what of work family balance and the implication
for families as women become an integral part of the workforce? A new
generation of working women who are trying to retrofit their traditional family roles
to the modern demands of high-pressure careers should find this book especially
enlightening and instructive
I wish it had come out twenty years earlier when I
Naazneem Karmali, Consulting Editor,
She describes the shifts in Indian marriage and family life..
focusing on the roles of men and women, both in the home and workplace. She
looks too at what has been happening in Europe and the USA and puts forward a
powerful case for a readjustment of the work home balance. This book is a
must-read for everyone concerned with family life in India and it should become a
potent catalyst for change.
Professor Martin Richards, Centre for
Family Research,Cambridge University, UK
Family is a metaphor often
evoked to describe an organization's culture
but what family values executives
aspire to in their personal lives is hardly ever examined. She probes the concept
of family amongst middle-class Indians.. her journalist's eye for the evocative
detail often gives more insight than a scholarly analysis could give.
Arun Maira, Chariman, Boston Consulting Group, India
interesting and relevant book that twill help in not just understanding but also in
managing work- family conflict.
Leena Chatterjee, Professor of
Behavioral Science, IIM Calcutta
Gitanjali Prasad tracks the hues and
dimensions of the family and how it defines contemporary India. What exactly
does family mean and how do you cope with its varied permutations and
combinations? It's truly a question of answer for the Indian woman of today.
Andrea Costa Bir, Editor, Savvy
An interesting eye-opener for
all of us who conduct our lives on the stereotypical definition of the Indian
Manjira Dutta, Editor, Good Housekeeping
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