From the Margins of Hindu Marriage

From the Margins of Hindu Marriage

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Providing a unique and intimate view of Hindu marriage, the essays in this collection explore points at which the margins of marriage are traversed or transgressed. Rather than focus on normative expectations within marriage, they examine times in which norms are tested or rejected. Using stories, songs, and narrated accounts, the essays treat such topics as widowhood, adultery, levirate, divorce, and suttee, as well as the subversion of marriage by devotion to deities and by alternative constructions of conjugal duty and marital experience.Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture Lindsey Harlan, Paul B. Courtright ... Value: Marriage Alliance in South India, with Comparative Essays on Australia ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986); Zekiye Eglar, A Punjabi Village ... 150- 52, 156-77. ... For an extended discussion of some of these problems involved in the explication of womena#39;s words, see my introduction to Gloria Goodwin Rahejaanbsp;...

Title:From the Margins of Hindu Marriage
Author:Lindsey Harlan, Paul B. Courtright
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 1995


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