From the Margins of Hindu Marriage
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From the Margins of Hindu Marriage : Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture

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A collection of previously unpublished essays which use new understandings of gender to explore the meanings of marriage in South Asian Hindu culture: its practices, assumption, sensibilities, and discontents.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 163.1 x 220.5 x 16.8mm | 444.53g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • halftones, line figures, tables
  • 0195081188
  • 9780195081183

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This is a rich volume.... Each essay is solid and very readable. * The Journal of Asian Studies * A carefully selected collection of articles that challenges oversimplified accounts of the roles of Hindu women that are drawn from traditional texts alone, introducing us instead, to the lived experiences of real women whose mechanisms for coping are as complex as Indian society itself. * Judith G. Martin, University of Dayton * This is a rich volume.... Each essay is solid and very readable. * The Journal of Asian Studies * A carefully selected collection of articles that challenges oversimplified accounts of the roles of Hindu women that are drawn from traditional texts alone, introducing us instead, to the lived experiences of real women whose mechanisms for coping are as complex as Indian society itself. * Judith G. Martin, University of Dayton *
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About Paul B. Courtright

Paul B. Courtright is Professor of Religion at Emory University.
Lindsey Harlan is Professor of Religion at Connecticut College.
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