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Women"s work, class, and the urban household a study of Shimla, North India by Ursula Sharma

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Published by Tavistock Publications in London, New York .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Simla


  • Housewives -- India -- Simla -- Social conditions.,
  • Home economics -- India -- Simla -- Social aspects.,
  • Wages -- Housewives.,
  • Women -- Economic conditions.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementUrsula Sharma.
LC ClassificationsHQ759 .S4616 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination213 p. ;
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2718071M
ISBN 100422793205, 0422793302
LC Control Number86011296

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