P32


Marriage in South Asia: practices and transformations 
Convenors:
Anna Lindberg (Lund University)
Rajni Palriwala (University of Delhi)
Ravinder Kaur (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)
Location:
C405
Start time:
26 July, 2012 at 9:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
3

Short Abstract:

This Round Table discussion will examine various aspects of marriage and its implications for gender relations in South Asia. Papers may address issues such as age at marriage, religious concerns, caste relations, marriage payments and the transfer of wealth, mobility, legal and state interfaces.

Long Abstract

The panel welcomes researchers who study varied aspects of the institution of marriage and its implications for gender relations in South Asia. Papers may address issues such as age at marriage, religious concerns, caste relations, attitudes toward love, marriage payments and the transfer of wealth, marriage and mobility, legal and state interfaces. The panel will also discuss theoretical concerns that arise due to the variety of marriage practices in the region during the late colonial, post-independence and contemporary periods.

The session will be organised as a Round Table discussion. Participants are urged to send their papers to the organisers who will then extract certain key issues that concern all papers. This will allow us to include several papers and to have a comparative approach on theoretical questions.

Accepted papers: