Conjugality Unbound brings together an impressive range of scholarship that engages with the diverse implications and presuppositions of marriage as an institution and relationship in the Indian context, which is guided by social, cultural, economic, religious and legal parameters. The essays in this volume complicate the conventional understanding of marriage by raising issues with regard to the accepted features and commonalities that normatively define marriage. It challenges the normalization of this institution by questioning the enabling and disciplinary aspects of the marital form that simultaneously renders it as a subject of contention and research.
Unravelling Marriage in the Indian Context
CONJUGALITY UNBOUND: SEXUAL ECONOMIES, STATE REGULATION AND THE MARITAL FORM IN INDIA by Srimati Basu Women Unlimited, Delhi, 2015, 283 pp., 575
March 2015, volume 39, No 3