From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture

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Professor of Religious Studies Lindsey Harlan, Lindsey Harlan, Paul B. Courtright, Professor of Religion Paul B Courtright
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 250 pages
This is a collection of previously unpublished essays exploring the meanings of marriage in South Asian Hindu culture: its practices, assumption, sensibilities and discontents. The authors use new understandings of gender to study local practices, attitudes, folk narratives, ritual symbols, and religious sensibilities as they bear on religion, gender, and social life in the Hindu world.
 

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Contents

Crying When Shes Born and Crying When She Goes
19
Possession and Devotional
60
Widows in Rural North India
92
The Jungli Rani and Other Troubled Wives in Rajasthani
119
Caste
137
Adultery and Surrogate Pseudomarriage
160
The Modernity of Tradition
184
Mira and the Margins of Marriage
204
Glossary
228
Index
246
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Lindsey Harlan is at Connecticut College. Paul Courtright is at Emory University.

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