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Single Parenting Photo Essays

The Wilson Quarterly (1976-)


The Wilson Quarterly, which began publishing in 1976, provides a nonpartisan and nonideological window on the world of ideas. By presenting the best writing and thinking of academics, specialists, and others to a broad audience, it aims to overcome the specialization and information overload that prevent the public from following developments in significant realms of knowledge. The magazine ranges over many subject areas but always with an eye to public questions: issues in politics and policy, culture, religion, science, and other fields that bear upon our public life.

Coverage: 1976-2014 (Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 38, No. 1)

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ISSN: 03633276

EISSN: 2328529X

Subjects: Political Science, Social Sciences

Collections: Arts & Sciences VI Collection

Tale of Single Mothers, photo essay by Sayed Reza

From my childhood I didn’t see my mom to smile from the bottom of her heart, I’ve felt that she was always surrounded by an imperceptible torment, incessantly. My brother and I are like the whole world to her. She gave us the love and care of both mother and father at the same time. She is a working lady, all through her vocation she served in a very ordinary job. In spite of her hardship of ordinary life she couldn’t have cared less about me and my brother. My mom, a single mother, in a society like Bangladeshi society which is extremely hard to survive as one. Because of dominant Islamic cultural prejudice in Bangladeshi society it is difficult for a mother just to live without her husband. This practice isn’t still welcomed here by the mass.

Recently I’ve visited India under an artist exchange program. There I’ve met another single mother from Kolkata. Yes, her life is still exceptionally battling as well; however, I’ve watched her life and thoughts are altogether different from my mom. In India still single mothers are not welcomed by their society much, but rather as a result of the distinctions in overwhelming religious convictions things are somewhat diverse in Bangladesh and India. She isn’t hampered simply like my mother in view of societal contrasts. She hangs out with her male friends, enjoys drink with them and spends good time. By one means or another she has a few choices to recoup her forlornness and absence of a male accomplice.

Both of these women are struggling as single mothers in many extent. My plan is to work on these single mothers and their struggles throughout Bangladesh and India and I’d like to demonstrate their battles in various structures in view of different societal parameters.
(by Sayed Reza)

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