Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780198069409
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080038 | DOI:
Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation

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This chapter discusses recruitment to the Pandit household via marriage and incorporation. It begins with a discussion of the importance and nature of marriage covering the selection of spouses; village exogamy; negotiations for marriage; types of marriage; ‘promise-giving’ and betrothal ceremonies; the marriage ritual; and secondary marriage and remarriage. It then describes the structural consequences of marriage covering the woman-giving household; the Pandit woman in her conjugal household; the husband–wife relationship; a man and his affines; and relations between affinally related households.

Keywords: households; marriage, and its structural consequences; spouse selection; betrothal; remarriage; woman-giving household; husband–wife relationships

Chapter.  15557 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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