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in the story 'girls' by mrinal pande find out two examples to show that indian mindset...

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rachnagoyal | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted August 16, 2011 at 11:28 PM via web

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in the story 'girls' by mrinal pande find out two examples to show that indian mindset has a gender bias.

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shambhavi-thakur | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted February 9, 2012 at 10:20 PM (Answer #1)

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The story "Girls" is narrated by a 8 year old girl who refuses to except her traditional role in the family. This story highlights how women are considered as a curse and inferior in society and how they are conditioned to except a seconary role. Here are some quotes from the shorty story that show the gender bias existing in the Indian mindset:

"I hope it's a boy this time. It will relieve me the nuisance of going through another pregnancy."

"Not like that... Ben properly. You are born a girl and you will have to bend for the rest of your life, so you might as well learn. "

"Oh Goddess, protect my honour! At least this time let her take a son back from her parent's home."

"That girl must be harassing her. She was born only to plague my life."

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