While the Gods Were Sleeping

While the Gods Were Sleeping

A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal

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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.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 201
ISBN: 9781580055444
Branch Call Number: 915.496 ENSLI ENSLI
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 21 cm


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Dec 14, 2015

As a person who knows Liz personally, the portion of this books that describes her supposed fully funded scholarship made me gag. Oran Downs, Liz's stepfather paid for everything. He paid for all of her education until she received her PhD. He totally funded her trip to Africa. Liz worked nominally at REI and mostly used the funds to pay for her personal wants such as expensive bicycles and outdoor gear. When she returned to the USA he bought her a Volvo, paid for the gas and funded her life. Some thanks Liz!


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