Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World

By: Ravinder Kaur & Rajni Palriwala (Eds)

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Marrying in South Asia looks closely at the changing notions and practices of marriage in Bangladeshi, Pakistani and south Indian Muslims, Bhutanese ethnic groups, Nepali widows, the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, south Asian gays and lesbians, middle class and urban, working class communities, and many other groups. With the globalising world as the backdrop, the essays in this volume examine the processes that make a marriage, the implications of marriage, cohabitation and divorce on domesticity and work, and the acknowledgement of multiple sexualities, as well as the contestations and conflicts—including in the law courts—that are part of the institution. The diverse ethnographic accounts, demographic analyses and economic investigations provide a wider window to marriage than is usually available in a single volume. This volume brings together scholars in sociology, anthropology, economics, demography, development studies, queer theory and gender studies, and historical research from around the world. It is a must-read for students and scholars of sociology, anthropology and South Asia studies. Printed Pages: 440

Title: Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World

Author Name: Ravinder Kaur & Rajni Palriwala (Eds)

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

ISBN: 9789352872732

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202348

Keywords: Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World Ravinder Kaur & Rajni Palriwala (Eds)