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The Intimate State

Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi

By Perveez Mody

Routledge India – 2008 – 250 pages

Series: Critical Asian Studies

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    978-0-415-44604-4
    October 23rd 2008

Description

This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban morality, gender, kinship and the study of the individual and the couple in contemporary India.

Contents

Foreword by Veena Das. Preface. Introduction 1. 'A Form of Marriage in Certain Cases' 2. Legitimating Love: Tis Hazari and the Judicial Process 3. Kidnapping, Elopement, and Self-Abduction 4. Failed Love. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.

Author Bio

Perveez Mody is Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Name: The Intimate State: Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi (Hardback)Routledge India 
Description: By Perveez Mody. This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban...
Categories: Sociology of the Family, South Asia, Social & Cultural Anthropology, South Asian Studies, India (studies of)