The Shaadi Story
Behind the Scenes of the Big Fat Indian Wedding
 
Amita Nigam Sahaya
Price  599.00
[A] delightful book' NAMITA GOKHALE 'A must-read' KIRAN MANRAL 'Deeply researched' PAVAN K. VARMA What makes the Big Fat Indian Wedding so central to our lives? The wedding is the most celebrated event in Indian society. It forms the heart of a multi-billion-dollar industry driving fashion, food, music, entertainment and our desire for companionship. In The Shaadi Story, social entrepreneur Amita Sahaya takes a fascinating look at the history, religious traditions, societal attitudes, industry and modern adaptations of the North Indian Hindu wedding and beyond. Across seven chapters structured like the traditional ritual of the saptapadi, this book illuminates the seven different aspects of the quintessential Indian wedding. Drawing on ancient Sanskrit scriptures, western philosophies, Bollywood movies and the voices of young Indians, this book is an in-depth examination of our evolving ideas of love and relationships through the prism of our society’s most elaborate celebration. Enlightening and entertaining, The Shaadi Story is a remarkable exploration of Indian weddings and marriages and what makes them tick.
ISBN 9789389109405Category Non-fictionSubcategory Sociology and Culture
Publisher Pan Macmillan IndiaImprint MacmillanPublished 06/03/2020
Format DemyBinding HardbackPage extent 224
author note
Amita Nigam Sahaya is a social entrepreneur and gender activist. She is... »