BOOK DISCUSSION Courting Desire: Litigating for Love in North India

A virtual discussion on Dr Rama Srinivasan recent book Courting Desire: Litigating for Love in North India will take place on 16 Nov 2020.

Dr Rama Srinivasan is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice and Associate to EURO-EXPERT.

The author outlines the transformations in material culture and political economy that have led to renewed negotiations on the institution of marriage in North India, especially in legal spaces. Tracing organically evolving notions of sexual consent and legal subjectivity, Courting Desire underlines how non-normative decisions regarding marriage become possible in a region otherwise known for high instances of honor killings and rigid kinship structures. Aspirations for consensual relationships have led to a tentative attempt to forge relationships that are non-normative but grudgingly approved after state intervention. The book traces this nascent and under-explored trend in the North Indian landscape.  

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