Geetha Ravindra is an attorney, mediator, and trainer with over twenty years experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution. She is currently the mediator for the International Monetary Fund and provides assistance to Indian families dealing with difficult marital issues. She can be reached at or Shaadiremix.com.
Shaadi Remix: Transforming the Traditional Indian Marriageby Geetha Ravindra
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Marriage is one of the most sacred institutions in India. Traditionally, parents and other family members have arranged marriages for their children based on caste, matching horoscopes, family status, or dowry. Over the past few decades, however, divorce rates have grown significantly. It would seem that the old way of doing things is no longer working -- but why?
Drawing on her experience with hundreds of families struggling with marital discord, attorney and mediator Geetha Ravindra explores the breakdown of Indian marriage within a rapidly changing culture, explaining why the conventional criteria used to arrange marriages no longer ensure lasting, healthy relationships. With stories of how real Indian couples navigate a twenty-first-century world, Shaadi Remix: Transforming the Traditional Indian Marriage, provides guidance on alternative methods of choosing partners, as well as tips on effectively communicating and resolving conflict in marriage.
Shaadi Remix is a must read for Indian parents, Indian youth contemplating marriage, and anyone who is interested in understanding the Indian marriage system. Geetha Ravindra offers readers a unique approach to the traditional Indian union—one that blends the important values of the Vedic marriage with contemporary and practical considerations.
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