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Bollywood Weddings

Dating, Engagement, and Marriage in Hindu America

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Bollywood Weddings by Kavita Ramdya
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Bollywood Weddings explores how Indian-American Hindus negotiate two vastly different wedding cultures: those of mainstream America and of Hindu India. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork and drawing on recent advances in material culture studies, Ramdya suggests that Bollywood, whose Indian origins grants it authenticity from the Hindu perspective and whose emphasis on romance accommodates American values, emerges as the key mediating third culture that allows Indian-American Hindus to reinforce their community's identity as ethnic and American even as it confirms that success in America need not be bought at the expense of one's religious background and cultural heritage.

Author Biography

Dr. Kavita Ramdya is an independent researcher in American Studies. For more information on Kavita and Bollywood Weddings check out her website at http://www.bollywood-weddings.com/Home.html.
Release date Australia
December 3rd, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Lexington Books
Pages
136
Dimensions
160x240x14
ISBN-13
9780739138540
Product ID
3539920

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