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From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture / Edition 1
     

From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture / Edition 1

by Paul B. Courtright, Lindsey Harlan
 

ISBN-10: 0195081188

ISBN-13: 9780195081183

Pub. Date: 06/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195081183
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.67(d)

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