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The Right Spouse: Preferential Marriages in Tamil Nadu

Isabelle Clark-Decès
Format
Book
Published
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9780804788069, 0804788065, 9780804790499, 0804790493
Contents
  • Introduction : Tamil preferential marriages
  • The Kaḷḷars and Dumont's theory of alliance
  • Doing the right thing
  • The remainders of right marriages
  • The younger brother takes less
  • The unbearable chain of kinship
  • The wrongness of kin
  • Love in the time of youth
  • Conclusion : the present is not another world.
Description
x, 204 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index.
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