Modern Brides: Arranged Marriage In South India

DVD – (30 minutes, 1985)

Price: $195.00 + shipping and handling

modern…describes two middle-class brahman marriages in Mysore, South India in 1983. The parents of Vinuta (a secretary) and Lokesh (a technician in a tire factory) arranged an entirely “traditional” marriage, complete with dowry and horoscope-matching. The parents of Geetha (a medical student) and Raghu (a fellow doctor) proceeded with the marriage arrangements only after they were informed by the two that they wished to marry each other (i.e., to have a “love-marriage”). Through interviews with the brides, the grooms, and other members of their families, the film presents the important ingredients of a “good marriage” that include the families’ reputations and the willingness of all parties to adjust.

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