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By Kavita Ramdya

ISBN-10: 0739138545

ISBN-13: 9780739138540

ISBN-10: 0739138553

ISBN-13: 9780739138557

Bollywood Weddings examines how center to top classification second-generation Indian-American Hindus negotiate marriage ceremony rituals, together with the courting and engagement approaches. a lot of those are (in Ramdya's neologism) 'occasional Hindus' who show their Hindu spiritual history basically on vital events comparable to the ceremony of passage that's marriage. those (and their prolonged households) negotiate tremendously varied cultures and units of values within a neighborhood that has itself mostly pre-determined the right way to combine American and Indian/Hindu parts into this ritual. mostly, the 1st iteration organizes the marriage, that's mostly Hindu, and their kids coordinate the American-style reception. rather than identifying both India or the United States, or arriving at a compromise in among the 2, this group takes a 'both/and' technique, embracing either cultures concurrently. Ramdya's ethnographic fieldwork comprises in-depth interviews of engaged undefined, commentary at their marriage ceremony ceremonies, marriage ceremony videography and images, and fabric tradition akin to the garments her members wore on their marriage ceremony day. She explores pre-wedding day issues comparable to America's Indian-Hindu marriage industry and bridal undefined, then is going directly to describe pre-wedding and wedding-day customs together with the engagement social gathering, kanyadan, and baraat. Bollywood, whose Indian origins provides it authenticity from the Hindu viewpoint and whose emphasis on romance contains American values, emerges because the key mediating 3rd tradition round which the neighborhood applies the both/and version to marriage ceremony rituals. The both/and version exposed right here reinforces the community's identification as ethnic and American at the same time it confirms that good fortune in the United States don't need to be received on the price of one's spiritual history and cultural heritage.

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