This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban morality, gender, kinship and the study of the individual and the couple in contemporary India.
Perveez Mody (King's College Cambridge UK)
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Series: Critical Asian Studies
25 April 2019
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Foreword by Veena Das. Preface. Introduction 1. 'A Form of Marriage in Certain Cases' 2. Legitimating Love: Tis Hazari and the Judicial Process 3. Kidnapping, Elopement, and Self-Abduction 4. Failed Love. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
Perveez Mody is Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge