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

Paperback | March 1, 1992

EditorLindsey Harlan, Paul B. Courtright

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Providing a unique and intimate view of Hindu marriage, the essays in this collection explore points at which the margins of marriage are traversed or transgressed. Rather than focus on normative expectations within marriage, they examine times in which norms are tested or rejected. Usingstories, songs, and narrated accounts, the essays treat such topics as widowhood, adultery, levirate, divorce, and suttee, as well as the subversion of marriage by devotion to deities and by alternative constructions of conjugal duty and marital experience.

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Providing a unique and intimate view of Hindu marriage, the essays in this collection explore points at which the margins of marriage are traversed or transgressed. Rather than focus on normative expectations within marriage, they examine times in which norms are tested or rejected. Usingstories, songs, and narrated accounts, the essay...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.17 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:March 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195081188

ISBN - 13:9780195081183

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"This is a rich volume.... Each essay is solid and very readable."--The Journal of Asian Studies