About The Book

This pioneering book offers a stimulating perspective on how new imperatives have affected roles and responsibilities within the middle-class Indian family.

About Gitanjali


Gitanjali Prasad

She has an Honours degree in English from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.

Media Coverage


Will the great Indian family survive?

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New Roles, Old Responsibilities

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Gitanjali Prasad's Book offers a refreshing perspective on how Indian Family has evolved over the ages.

From the Blog

Sept 2013

Ticking bio clock

In many ways, the issues of work family balance are well known. The real challenge is to understand how to use this information in making ones own life choices. Should one marry early or late, or not at all, should.

Aug 2013

The more things change

When I was researching issues related to family life for my book, The Great Indian Family in the early 2000s, I did find that no matter how husbands and wives, mothers in law and daughters in law renegotiated roles and.

Aug 2013

Stressed Indian Women

Indian women the most stressed in the world, a 2011 Nielsen survey, Women of Tomorrow, of 6,500 women across 21 different nations, found, with 87% stating that they felt stressed most of the time. 82% had no free time at.

Aug 2013

Thoughts on work life

Staring at a bare space, the first page of a blank word document and wondering what my very first blog should be about, is fairly terrifying! I have so many thoughts about this whole issue of work-family balance, and the...

Sept 2013

Back to the future

The other day a met a young journalist at an art exhibition, as I see myself as a journalist who is doing a huge amount of corporate communication, and much too little journalism these days, I was immediately drawn to her, and we got talking.