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Marriage and modernity [electronic resource] : family values in colonial Bengal / Rochona Majumdar.

Author/Creator:
Majumdar, Rochona.
Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series:
e-Duke books scholarly collection.
e-Duke books scholarly collection
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (357 p.)
Subjects:
Arranged marriage -- India -- Bengal -- History -- 19th century.
Arranged marriage -- India -- Bengal -- History -- 20th century.
Marriage -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Families -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Marriage (Hindu law).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This cultural history of the evolution of modern marriage practices in colonial Bengal shows that arranged marriage as it is practiced today is a modern practice from the colonial era.
Contents:
Looking for brides and grooms
Snehalata's death: questions of dowry
Marriage and distinction: new critiques of vulgarity
The not-quite bourgeois: the couple form and the joint family
A nineteenth-century debate: law versus rituals
Nationalizing the joint family: the Hindu code debate, 1955/56.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 25. Nov 2020)
ISBN:
1-282-92376-5
9786612923760
0-8223-9080-9
OCLC:
317321650
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822390800 doi
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