Bollywood Weddings examines how second-generation Indian-American Hindus of the middle and upper classes negotiate courtship and wedding rituals. Kavita Ramdya integrates the stories of twenty couples, showing the ways and means by which a subcommunity falls in love and expresses their identity. She provides readers with a window into these Indian-American couples who are navigating identities through a major rite of passage in their lives-marriage. She affirms that this community flaunts all things Indian as a way to assert their American identity. Many of these couples are occasional Hindus, displaying their Hindu religious background only on important occasions. Instead of choosing either India or America, or arriving at a compromise between the two, this community embraces both cultures simultaneously.mar who is based in India but has established herself as a formidable force in the Indian fashion industry worldwide. ... like benzerworld.com make having an authentic Indian-Hindu wedding possible for American women like Hamsa and ... Finally, WeddingSutra.com contains hundreds of images of eastern bridal attire, making finding a wedding ceremony sari and ... or sleeveless Indian costume for young women; the equivalent of a black cocktail dress) she had custom-made in India.
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2010|