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Author Enslin, Elizabeth, 1960-

Title While the gods were sleeping : a journey through love and rebellion in Nepal / Elizabeth Enslin.

Publication Info. Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, [2014]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  954.96 ENS    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO ENSLIN    AVAILABLE
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Description 298 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
Contents Base Camp -- PART I -- Not India -- A Long Night -- Fog -- Kin -- PART II -- Ripe Mangos -- Bikas -- Harvest -- Literacy -- Gatherings -- Meeting Spaces -- Long Live Women's Unity -- PART III -- The News -- On Tape -- Life Stories -- Scandal -- Bringing the Bride In -- Multiparty -- Elections -- Natural Births.
Summary "Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself. While the Gods Were Sleeping : A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal tells a compelling story of a woman transformed in intimate and unexpected ways. Set against the backdrop of increasing political turmoil in Nepal, Enslin's story takes us deep into the lives of local women as they claim their rightful place in society--and make their voices heard"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Enslin, Elizabeth, 1960-
Enslin, Elizabeth, 1960- -- Marriage.
Americans -- Nepal -- Biography.
Women anthropologists -- Biography.
Intercountry marriage -- Case studies.
Brahmans -- Nepal -- Chitawan (District) -- Biography.
Women -- Nepal -- Chitawan (District) -- Biography.
Women -- Nepal -- Chitawan (District) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Nepal -- History -- 1951- -- Biography.
Nepal -- Politics and government -- 1990-
ISBN 9781580055444 (paperback)
1580055443 (paperback)
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