Marriage Rituals

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Simran Agarwal and Shruti Chakraborty
With a multiplicity of customs and rituals attached to its celebration, ‘weddings’ sometimes take peculiar and interesting forms in the mosaic of cultures constituting India. We look at courtship and marriage customs in some Indian tribes. (In Pic: A couple from the Garo tribe; Photo Courtesy:…
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Shiva Thorat
Bhongarya is a festival celebrated by the Pawara community of Khandesh, a region defined by its languages Ahirani, Bhilau and Pawari spoken in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Bhongarya is considered the festival of love because on this occasion young Pawara men and women choose…
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राहुल कुमार सिंह
छत्तीसगढ़ की सीमावर्ती पहाड़ियां ऊँचाई का, प्राकृतिक संसाधनयुक्त रत्नगर्भा धरती सम्पन्नता का, व वन-कानन सघनता का परिचय देते हैं वहीं मैदानी भाग उदार विस्तार का परिचायक है। इस मैदानी हिस्से की जलराशि में सामुदायिक व समन्वित संस्कृति के दर्शन होते हैं, जहां जल-संसाधन और प्रबंधन की समृद्ध परम्परा के…
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Priya Malik
  Marriage ceremonies and rituals in a Jat Haryanvi marriage are, like in any other part of India, a community-based event. It might not be entirely an exaggeration, or even melodramatic, to suggest that it is a coming together of two families/clans. I twist it a little to argue that the events…
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Prem Chowdhry
Prem Chowdhry is the author of The Veiled Women: Shifting Gender Equations in Rural Haryana (1994). This book, now with a new preface charting recent events, examines the position of women in rural Haryana in north India.   Q: Could you tell us briefly about your research so far, particularly on…
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Priya Malik
  One of the most versatile marriage performance rituals in a Haryanvi wedding is called khoriya. It is best described as a role play that the women from the groom’s side of the family traditionally perform when all the men from that household have gone to attend the wedding (to the bride’s house)…
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