Rural Women’s Education: Process and Promise

  • Ann Grodzins Gold
  • Chinu Gujar
  • Ghumar Gujar
  • Madhu Gujar
Part of the Anthropological Studies of Education book series (ASE)


This chapter offers an experiential account of challenges and rewards for a first generation of college-going women in a provincial area of Rajasthan. Our essay’s parts are individually voiced. Gold presents distilled backgrounds and contexts for the collaboration itself. She also provides a brief prose chronology of each co-author’s educational career. There follows a translation of Hindi responses by Madhu, Chinu, and Ghumar to questions posed by Gold. Gold suggests some ways that these very particular educational histories might inform broader understandings of how women’s status, independence, self-esteem, family roles, and more are changing and will continue to change as barriers to women’s education and earning capacities gradually diminish.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Grodzins Gold
    • 1
  • Chinu Gujar
    • 2
  • Ghumar Gujar
    • 2
  • Madhu Gujar
    • 2
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.RajasthanIndia

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