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From: The Family of Women
Biva Das, 1920; Shamita Das Dasgupta, 1949; Sayantani Dasgupta, 1970.

Shamita Das Dasgupta was sixteen when she became a wife. It was an arranged marriage, and at first an unhappy one. Though she ultimately found joy as a scholar, activist, wife, and mother, she was haunted by her mothers decision to "marry her off" at such a young age. On a recent trip to India, Shamita interviewed and photographed her mother, Biva Das.


Biva Das, 1920; Shamita Das Dasgupta, 1949; Sayantani Dasgupta, 1970.Shamita Das Dasgupta was sixteen when she became a wife. It was an arranged marriage, and at first an unhappy one. Though she ultimately found joy as a scholar, activist, wife, and mother, she was haunted by her mothers decision to