Dadi's Family


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Year Released: 1979
Format: DVD VHS
Copies Available: 2
Length: 59 minutes
Color Format: Color


Dadi is the grandmother and mother-in-law, or, as she explains, the "manager" of an extended family. In the Haryana region of Northern India, women leave their natal villages and come as strangers to the households of their husband's mothers. This film explores the family and its problems, particularly through the women of Dadi's family. The women speak about inherent tensions created by the authority of Dadi, the loneliness of veiled daughters-in-law who always remain outsiders, and husbands' expectations that wives will labor in the fields, fetch water and cow dung, and still have food and water waiting at home. ID:SA2