A Study of Love and Marriage in Middle Class Delhi

7 July 2016
A Study of Love and Marriage in Middle Class Delhi
Full video of the workshop

Watch the full video of the workshop (above), which deconstructs the ideals of love, romance and choice marriages as an urban phenomenon, associated specifically with the so-called progressive, modern, ‘neoliberal’ middle class. 

This talk examines the construction of middle class identity by young professionals in Delhi, through their experiences of romance and criteria for selection of a spouse. 

While the first part examines the changing landscapes of urban Delhi–coffee shops, restaurants, leisure spaces, and describes the specific ways in which these spaces enable a middle class identity, the second part of the talk focuses on the ideals of being middle class.

The two-part question and answer session that followed can be accessed here: Part 1, Part 2.

 

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