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The Hindu HouseholderThe T.N. Madan Omnibus$
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T. N. Madan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198069409

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.001.0001

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Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation

Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation

(p.89A) 6 Recruitment to the Household: (2) Marriage and Incorporation
The Hindu Householder

T. N. Madan

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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

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