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by Lindsey Harlan,Paul B. Courtright


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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.
From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture download epub
Relationships
Author: Lindsey Harlan,Paul B. Courtright
ISBN: 0195081188
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Relationships
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Revised ed. edition (May 25, 1995)
Pages: 264 pages