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The Girl Child: Untold, Unheard Stories Of Many Women Going Through Similar Life Experiences In India

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Growing up as a strong-headed single child with a privileged upbringing in Calcutta, Devi has learnt much from her surroundings. Her childhood memories are filled with mixed emotions – especially as she remains angry with her mother and the hypocrisy of women in India. On an unexpected journey home, she encounters reality – new stories and experiences of strangers, as well ...more
Kindle Edition, 2 edition, 207 pages
Published May 28th 2015 by Power Publisher & Debolina Dubois Bandyopadhyay
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Geeta Nair
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
‘The Girl Child’ by De.B.Dubois is the story of a girl, one who was born and brought up in Calcutta (now Kolkata).

Born into a well to do family Devi’s life is a bag of mixed emotions. While on the one hand she has a very liberal minded police officer for a father, her mother turns out to be the exact opposite. Clash of ideologies and emotions forms the basis of the story which incidentally does not turn out to be the story of just our protagonist Devi, but of all the women in her family right fr
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Shamik
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While reading De.B. Dubois' first book ‘The Girl Child’ – I got thoroughly charmed by her writing style. The way she had portrayed the lives of few ‘Bengali’ women – intensely and boldly – is simply amazing. She abundantly used Bangla words and phrases with the actual meaning of those, translated into English – is something extraordinary!! It reflects the nature of the author herself – and her approach & honestly towards her writing. Anybody reading her book at any corner of the Globe can theref ...more
Kavita
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The Girl Child' is a brutally honest book by the author depicting the lives of women in her life as well as the women she has met.
Devi is a single child who is brought up in a household where her father is indulgent of her rebellious behaviour while she has experienced neglect from her mother right from her growing up days. Devi is revisiting her City after many years to visit her ailing grandmother. Her Grandmother has been her source of strength and support through her childhood.
So what doe
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D.R. Downer
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
'The Girl Child' by De.B. Dubois is primarily the story of Devi, a girl from Calcutta (now Kolkata), who returns to her motherland after many years. How does she take the sudden change of culture? Has anything changed here in all these years? Does she feel welcome in her own country and state, or the same old demons return to haunt her again?

I commend the author on writing about a sensitive but burning issue, of being a girl in a country like ours, and doing justice to it. It's not only Devi who
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Sudesna Ghosh
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Touching read. A must read for every woman in this world... and also for every man.
Sunita Saldhana
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a quick read, this book is not for you. This is a book that makes you pause and ponder.
If you are looking for a happy book, this book is not for you. This is a book based on the realities of life. It is a story of what women in India have gone through for centuries and what they are still going through today.
While there is a main plot, that is just the trunk of the tree, the structure on which the branches hang. It is the stories of the people that Devi, the protagonist,
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A.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why in India is it so sinful to be born as a girl? Since the day a girl is born she is treated as a burden, as a liability, as an object, who is born to fulfill her duties as a dutiful daughter, wife, daughter in law and a mother...

The Girl Child is the story of Devi who reminisces her journey of life since she was born and her experiences and partial treatment she suffered from her family.

The Author has covered each and every phase each and every instance of a girl's life. Not only of the prota
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Amalina Syamsul
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I could say this book really full of emotional aspects which unexpectedly turned out to be a story that I can relate! I would highly recommend it to those who are searching for a light but compact reading :)
Also don't forget to grab an eBook version of this book from the link below:-
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