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Published: 01 August 2002

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780195150728

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Dowry Murder

The Imperial Origins of a Cultural Crime

Veena Talwar Oldenburg

  • Challenges public and scholarly assumptions about the nature and history of dowry in India.
  • Based on both archival research and interviews with women living in India today.
  • Includes narrative of author's own experience with marriage and dowry in India.