Daughter Of Midnight - The Child Bride of Gandhi

Author: Arun Gandhi

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1782192611

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Kastur Kapadia was betrothed to the mighty Mahatma Gandhi, father of modern India, when they were both just seven years old. The couple married when they were thirteen and Kastur had five children, the first of whom was born when she was sixteen. Though Gandhi's name has become synonymous with asceticism, this biography reveals that he enjoyed a sensuous, loving relationship with Kastur. Daughter of Midnight is the result of a lifetime of research by Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma and Kastur. As well as recounting historical events behind the birth of a nation, Daughter of Midnight is also a love story, which ended with the terrible tragedy of Gandhi's assassination by a Hindu extremist in New Delhi in 1948. Though Gandhi's strength and resolution defeated all the resources of the British Empire he was not always confident, the author reveals. When the young Gandhi, as a barrister in Bombay, could not open his mouth for fear during his first ever court case, Kastur consoled him and soothed the humiliation he felt at being laughed at by his contemporaries. The woman who shared Gandhi's sorrows, his triumphs and his tragedies also knew the flaws and human frailities of the great leader. Together Mahatma and Kastur laid the foundations for the movement of nonviolence to which they devoted their lives. When Mahatma was imprisoned, Kastur was often jailed with him. No obstacle was too great for this extraordinary woman who gave up a life of wealth for one of utter poverty. When Kastur died the whole nation wept for the woman the people called simply 'Ba'...Mother.

American Child Bride

Author: Nicholas L. Syrett

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469629542

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bride with the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challenges this assumption in his sweeping and sometimes shocking history of youthful marriage in America. Focusing on young women and girls--the most common underage spouses--Syrett tracks the marital history of American minors from the colonial period to the present, chronicling the debates and moral panics related to these unions. Although the frequency of child marriages has declined since the early twentieth century, Syrett reveals that the practice was historically far more widespread in the United States than is commonly thought. It also continues to this day: current estimates indicate that 9 percent of living American women were married before turning eighteen. By examining the legal and social forces that have worked to curtail early marriage in America--including the efforts of women's rights activists, advocates for children's rights, and social workers--Syrett sheds new light on the American public's perceptions of young people marrying and the ways that individuals and communities challenged the complex legalities and cultural norms brought to the fore when underage citizens, by choice or coercion, became husband and wife.

Child Bride

Author: Jennifer Smith Turner

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1684630398

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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In the segregated South of the mid-1900s, fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women. She is fascinated with the prospect of being an independent person—but when she turns sixteen, she is married off and brought to the city of Boston as a bride. Nell is a shy girl who must quickly learn how to be a wife and mother. She quickly discovers that she must acquire new skills to navigate the unknown territory of the North, as well as her relationship with her husband, Henry, who is controlling and emotionally abusive. After giving birth to three children, her body begins to fail her and Henry, concerned for her health, pulls away from her physically. But this void of intimacy drives Nell into the arms of another man. It’s through her encounter with Charles in the church kitchen, at the point when she is most vulnerable, that Nell finds escape from her depressed life with Henry. The cost though, is another pregnancy. When Charles finds out the baby is his, at first it appears he plans to leave Nell; ultimately, however, his love for her brings him back.

Child Brides and Intruders

Author: Carol Wershoven

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879726287

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 6672

Innocence becomes emptiness and insatiable hunger; passivity becomes a terrible power. The pure girls of Hawthorne and James become the tainted women of Cather and Dreiser and the rapacious sweethearts of Wharton, Fitzgerald and Glasgow.

Child Bride

Author: Suzanne Finstad

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307790517

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 498

View: 859

The myth-shattering account of the most famous and most taboo love story in rock-and-roll history Child Bride reveals the hidden story of rock icon Elvis Presley’s love affair with fourteen-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, the ninth-grader he wooed as a G.I. in Germany and cloistered at Graceland before marrying her to fulfill a promise to her starstruck parents. Award-winning biographer Suzanne Finstad perceptively pieces together the clues from candid interviews with all the Presley intimates—including Priscilla herself, along with hundreds of sources who have never before spoken publicly—to uncover the surprising truths behind the legend of Elvis and Priscilla, a tumultuous tale of sexual attraction and obsession, heartbreak and loss. Child Bride, the only major biography of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, unveils the controversial child-woman who evolved from a lonely and sexually precocious teenager kept by the King of Rock and Roll into a shrewd businesswoman in control of the multimillion-dollar Elvis Presley empire, a rags-to-riches saga of secrets and betrayals that began when Priscilla was only three years old.

Billionaire's Child Bride

Author: Mi MiZhiYin

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1649201877

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1501

i have an ancestral treasure to give you huh he was the president of the abstinence department and he was extremely proud of her and turned a blind eye to her she had been separated from her mother and brought back to be his potential donor and fated wife but she was unwilling to be manipulated the two people who looked at each other in the wrong were playing conquering he had picked up a girl and hung her up she had made him go berserk in just a few minutes can't understand i want to have a baby with you a certain man with an evil smile a certain woman said in a coquettish tone you're annoying

Child Marriages and the Law in India

Author: Aparna Bhat,Aatreyee Sen,Uma Pradhan

Publisher: Socio Legal Information Cent

ISBN: 8189479024

Category: Child mariage

Page: 259

View: 2026

This Book, Based On The 2004 National Consultation Organized By Human Rights Law Network, Haq, Establishes That The Incidences And Causes Of Child Marriages Haven`T Been Documented Adequately, And That The Position Of Law Itself Is Dubious.

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison | Summary & Analysis

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread Summaries


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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God Help the Child by Toni Morrison | Summary & Analysis Preview: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison is a dramatic novel that focuses on how adults are affected by what happened to them when they were children. Bride, a successful, young, black woman, becomes who she is because her lighter-skinned mother had trouble accepting and loving her. Bride remakes herself in order to leave behind her past. When Lula Ann Bridewell is born, her mother is ashamed of her because her skin is such a dark black. Lula Ann’s mother and father are both lighter-skinned. Her mother is so upset that she temporarily considers smothering Lula Ann or giving her to an orphanage. In the end, she keeps her, but teaches her to call her by the name Sweetness instead of Mama. When Lula Ann grows up, she begins calling herself Bride and wearing all white clothing because someone told her it would accentuate her dark skin… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of God Help the Child • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Revival: Child Marriage: The Indian Minotaur (1934)

Author: Eleanor F. Rathbone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135134580X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 138

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The newly issued Indian Census Report for 1931 contains many disquieting revelations, but none more so than the huge increase in child marriage and the continuing enormous mortality of women due to premature maternity, bad midwifery, purdah and kindred social evils. The first part of this book exposes the futility of the steps hitherto taken to cope with child marriage. The second part discusses remedies. Wider voting rights and a larger share in administration are claimed for women, and women themselves are urged to take up the Government’s challenge, "Educate public opinion," by organising an extensive campaign of propaganda and resistance to those who break the law prohibiting child marriage. The book has a direct bearing on the problem of India’s future Constitution and contains new material concerning other problems besides that of child marriage.

Child Marriage in an International Frame

Author: Mary E. John

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000373452

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 8333

Child marriage has been given a pre-eminent place in agendas addressing “harmful practices” as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. India leads the world in the number of women who marry below the age of 18 and is therefore of unique interest to international and national forums. Refusing simplistic labels like “harmful practice”, this book explores the complex history of child marriage as a social and feminist issue in India across different domains. It critically reviews a wide range of historical, demographic, and legal scholarship on the subject. Major concepts relevant to child marriage – such as childhood, adolescence, the girl, and marriage − are analysed in a comparative framework that uncovers the unnoticed presence of the practice in the USA and China. The volume questions existing approaches, analyses the latest data sources, and develops a new concept of compulsory marriage. A definitive study of child marriage in India in a changing global context, this book will interest scholars and students in the fields of women’s, gender and sexuality studies, childhood studies, development studies and the social sciences. It will also be of great appeal to all those working with civil society organisations, NGOs, states and international agencies in India, and globally.