1st Edition

The Intimate State
Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi

ISBN 9780367176204
Published April 24, 2019 by Routledge India
336 Pages

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Book 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.

Table of 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. 

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