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Café Culture in PuneBeing Young and Middle Class in Urban India$
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Teresa Platz Robinson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198099437

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.001.0001

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Education

Education

Indian Success Stories

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(p.188) 5 Education
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Café Culture in Pune
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Teresa Platz Robinson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.003.0006

Chapters 5 and 6 illuminate two major life decisions which in the past were made by parents or elders: education and marriage. They were of major concern to young people who negotiate ways to participate in the decision process. Chapter Five explores the nail-biting, agonizing importance of education for the middle class in India. More often than not, young adults pursued the careers that their parents had chosen for them. Education was a means to an end. But the young generation increasingly considered education and career a means to self-fulfilment. More and more young adults were struggling with their parents to follow their hearts while preserving close family ties.

Keywords:   education, caste, reservation policies, achievement, work, moralizing, decision-making, follow your heart, self-made man, college

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