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The Politics of Marriage in Medieval India

Format: Academic Monograph
Media: Hardback
PublisherCode: 9780199491452
Publisher: OUP India

The book seeks to highlight the multicultural ethos of India and its regional variations, by studying different aspects of marriage in Rajasthan. The social structure, the caste positions, the emergence of Rajputs, etc., have been looked into. Customs and practices such as dowry, polygamy, child marriage, and concubinage are examined too. Sati and widow remarriage, two popular themes in this domain, have also been studied from a fresh perspective, the norms of marital and sexual morality has rarely been studied in such detail before.

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