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Young unmarried urban women, in certain particular configurations of family formation, are making plans for lifelong careers even when their families are quite traditional, with mothers who never had careers or career ambitions. Interviews with college students in Allahabad, Mumbai, Baroda and Bangalore are the basis of the research. The demographic and other background trends for the emergence of newly career-oriented women are examined. Possible new shapes of family formation are proposed.