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Café Culture in PuneBeing Young and Middle Class in Urban India$
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Teresa Platz Robinson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198099437

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.001.0001

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Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Dating, Sex, and Marriage

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(p.220) 6 Dating, Sex, and Marriage
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Café Culture in Pune
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Teresa Platz Robinson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099437.003.0007

Chapter 6 discusses the practices of dating, sex, and marriage amongst the café culture crowd. Though marriage continued to be the norm and a family matter, the young generation had found ways of negotiating the when, how and who–not least with previous generations paving the way. Romantic love, dating, courtship, personal happiness, compatibility, and the expression of individual preferences were not only more acceptable but had found their way into arranged marriages. There was a move observable from patriarchal—or at least gerontocratic— arrangements, towards more negotiated practices which included the children in decision-making and promoted equality.

Keywords:   dating, sex, public display of affection, marriage, romantic love, arranged marriage vs. love marriage, endogamy, patrilocality, caste

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