The Politics of Marriage in India

Gender and Alliance in Rajasthan

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ISBN:

9780199491452

Publication date:

06/07/2019

Hardback

320 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 1195.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199491452

Publication date:

06/07/2019

Hardback

320 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Sabita Singh

The history of marriage is viewed as social history related to customs and laws, but it is also a reflection of an inner life—one that comprises tales of joy, suffering, and the mundane—most of it hidden from the historian’s eye. Analysing the institution of marriage in medieval Rajasthan, Singh reconstructs the regional social structures and cultures of the time.

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Sabita Singh

Description

The history of marriage is viewed as social history related to customs and laws, but it is also a reflection of an inner life—one that comprises tales of joy, suffering, and the mundane—most of it hidden from the historian’s eye. Analysing the institution of marriage in medieval Rajasthan, Singh reconstructs the regional social structures and cultures of the time.

The history of Rajasthan has always been romanticized, especially the legends of Sati and Jauhar, both of which along with the rituals related to widowhood are seen as institutional forms of women’s oppression. Singh offers a fresh perspective on these customs, often challenging the conventional narrative and unearthing the complex motives behind them. Referring to extensive archival and literary sources, the author delves deep into practices such as polygamy, dowry, and concubinage which are situated in the changing socio-political structures.

As the author takes cognizance of the regional variations with respect to cultural norms, what becomes unequivocally clear is the multicultural ethos of India and the fact that history cannot be interpreted in monolithic universal terms.

About the Author

Sabita Singh teaches history at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Sabita Singh

Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Introduction

 

1. Political and Social Structure of Medieval Rajasthan

2. Socio-Political and Economic Aspects of Marriage

3. Interpretation of Marriage Rituals in Medieval Rajasthan

4. Sati, Widowhood, and Remarriage

5. Marital and Sexual Morality in Medieval Rajasthan

 

Conclusion

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

About the Author

Sabita Singh

Features

  • The history of Rajasthan has always been romanticized, especially legends of Sati and Jauhar. All this has been re-examined on the basis of rich documentation available on the history of Rajasthan, and certain misconceptions have been cleared by unearthing new evidences.
  • This is the first book of its kind to use archival and literary sources to reconstruct and record the institution of marriage from a historical perspective.

Sabita Singh

Sabita Singh

Description

The history of marriage is viewed as social history related to customs and laws, but it is also a reflection of an inner life—one that comprises tales of joy, suffering, and the mundane—most of it hidden from the historian’s eye. Analysing the institution of marriage in medieval Rajasthan, Singh reconstructs the regional social structures and cultures of the time.

The history of Rajasthan has always been romanticized, especially the legends of Sati and Jauhar, both of which along with the rituals related to widowhood are seen as institutional forms of women’s oppression. Singh offers a fresh perspective on these customs, often challenging the conventional narrative and unearthing the complex motives behind them. Referring to extensive archival and literary sources, the author delves deep into practices such as polygamy, dowry, and concubinage which are situated in the changing socio-political structures.

As the author takes cognizance of the regional variations with respect to cultural norms, what becomes unequivocally clear is the multicultural ethos of India and the fact that history cannot be interpreted in monolithic universal terms.

About the Author

Sabita Singh teaches history at Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

Introduction

 

1. Political and Social Structure of Medieval Rajasthan

2. Socio-Political and Economic Aspects of Marriage

3. Interpretation of Marriage Rituals in Medieval Rajasthan

4. Sati, Widowhood, and Remarriage

5. Marital and Sexual Morality in Medieval Rajasthan

 

Conclusion

Bibliography

Glossary

Index

About the Author

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