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Contentious marriages, eloping couples : gender, caste, and patriarchy in northern India

Author: Prem Chowdhry
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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With special reference to Haryana, India.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chowdhry, Prem.
Contentious marriages, eloping couples.
New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)654207872
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Prem Chowdhry
ISBN: 9780195684995 0195684990
OCLC Number: 86089794
Description: x, 347 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Colonial period : creeping rigidity --
Post-colonial haryana : caste endogamy and traditional panchayats --
Inter-caste marriages : defying cultural norms --
Cases of runaway marriage : state intervention --
Controlling remarriage : post-colonial strengthening of the levirate --
Understanding local perceptions : caste stereotypes and cultural expectations --
Social factors : political economy of contentious marriages --
Complexities and concerns.
Responsibility: Prem Chowdhry.
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Deals with the phenomenon of contentious marriages and elopements in the north Indian state of Haryana. This book focuses on the role of caste panchayats which curbs individual rights in the name of  Read more...

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