Chup: Breaking the Silence about India’s Women Today

The book is based on primary research with educated middle and upper class women in Delhi and other metros but is backed by research on women in the USA. So there may be more similarities than differences between highly educated women in India and the USA. The book jacket is being finalized, the cover can be used for posters once it is ready.

Do you pride yourself on being a strong woman? Do you aspire to be one or support one? Do you consider yourself a feminist? Chances are that you behave in ways that are exactly the opposite, as this pathbreaking book argues.

In this exhaustively researched book, based on 600 detailed interviews with women and some men across India’s metros, social scientist Deepa Narayan identifies seven key habits that may dominate women’s everyday lives, despite their education, success, financial status and family background.

These behaviors may seem harmless, but each one has enormous impact, and it means only one thing – that Indian women are trained to habitually delete themselves.

Shocking, troubling and revolutionary, Chup will hold a mirror to yourself – and you may not like what you see.

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