From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture
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This is a collection of previously unpublished essays exploring the meanings of marriage in South Asian Hindu culture: its practices, assumption, sensibilities and discontents.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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