Love's Rite

Love's Rite

Same Sex Marriage in India and the West

Book - 2005
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This is the first book to examine the same-sex weddings and same-sex couple suicides reported in India over the last two decades. Ruth Vanita examines these cases in the context of a wide variety of same-sex unions, from Fourteenth-century narratives about co-wives who miraculously produce a child together, to Nineteenth-century depictions of ritualized unions between women, to marriages between gay men and lesbians arranged over the internet. Examining the changing legal, literary, religious and social Indian and Euro-American traditions within which same-sex unions are embedded, she brings a fresh perspective to the gay marriage debate, suggesting that same-sex marriage dwells not at the margins but at the heart of culture. Love's Rites by Ruth Vanita is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781403970381
1403970386
Branch Call Number: 306.848 V25L
Characteristics: xiii, 274 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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