About The Book
\"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 areexactly the opposite, as this pathbreaking book argues. In this rigorously 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 behaviours 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.\"
About The Author
\"Dr Deepa Narayan has spent her life working on economic development issues from the perspectives of poor women and men. She was senior adviser in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group of the World Bank from 2003 to 2008. Recipient of many awards, she was named one of the 100 most influential global policy thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine and one of 35 Great Thinkers by India Today. Author of seventeen books, Dr Narayan leads groups in deep conversations about outer andinner change. She is founder of the Gender Action Lab.\"