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

By: Ravinder Kaur & Rajni Palriwala (Eds)

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Marriage has long been central to the study of kinship and family and to imaginings of culture, identity and citizenship. If the deeply gendered nature of marriage has been critiqued by feminist researchers, the conjugal contract has been the subject of debate in the legal domain and the economics of marriage and of the wedding ceremony figure in the discourse on development.Engaging with these and other strands is Marrying in South Asia, a volume which looks closely at 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 trace the encounters with changing notions and practices of marriage. The book examines processes that make a marriage, the implications of non-marriage or its end 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 integration of the larger economic and political contexts in understandings of personal relations around marriage is significant. The diverse ethnographic accounts, demographic analyses and economic investigations provide a wider window to marriage than is usually available in a single volume.Printed Pages: 440.

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

Author Name: Ravinder Kaur & Rajni Palriwala (Eds)

Categories: India, Environmental Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

ISBN: 8125053557

ISBN 13: 9788125053552

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 101757

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