Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage

Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage (Paperback)

By Nandini Krishnan 
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Publisher: Vintage Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8184003730
EAN: 9788184003734
No. of Pages: 272
Publish Date: 2013
Binding: Paperback
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About the book

If you're an Indian woman and old enough to legally bear children, chancesare that an overweight relative has asked you, while fondly stroking their pot belly, Whenam I going to eat at your wedding?'The modern Indian woman's attitude to marriageand especially to arranged marriageisa confused one. As traditional matchmaking methods and internet chat rooms come togetherto build matrimonial websites, our parameters have changed, but the time-honoured practiceof arranged marriage sticks.Hitched explores in depth the considerations matrimony should involve, and the issues thatcan crop up at different stages of an arranged marriage. A cross-section of womenthosewho married young, married late, married the first man their parents parked before them,or married out of caste in an arranged setupopen up about experiences ranging from thefrightening to the hilarious and the awww-inspiring.

About the Author

Nandini Krishnan is a journalist, playwright and humorist based in Chennai, which shestill calls Madras'. Her chief qualification for writing this book is that, for as long as shecan remember, her mother has been taking her to weddings when she wasn't in the mood tocook. Nandini's chief motive for writing the book is the idea of being able to tell relativeswho ask if she's thought about marriage, Marriage? Ha, I wrote the book on it!' Her idea ofan arranged marriage derived mainly from her family's frantic-and failed- attempts to sether up with a suitable prospect' every time she was between boyfriends. That idea changedin the process of speaking to interviewees for this book.After dabbling in teaching, radio, television, print and online media, she wished she couldget paid to watch movies, read books, speak to writers, and whine about the state of thenation. Thankfully, there is space for reviewers and columnists in the media, and her wishcame true.

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Title: Hitched: The Modern Woman and Arranged Marriage
Publisher: Vintage Books
Author: Nandini Krishnan
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8184003730
EAN: 9788184003734
No. of Pages: 272
Publish Date: 2013
Binding: Paperback


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