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The Resource The heart is a shifting sea : love and marriage in Mumbai, Elizabeth Flock

The heart is a shifting sea : love and marriage in Mumbai, Elizabeth Flock

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The heart is a shifting sea : love and marriage in Mumbai
Title
The heart is a shifting sea
Title remainder
love and marriage in Mumbai
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Flock
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In twenty-first-century India, tradition is colliding with Western culture, a clash that touches the lives of everyday Indians from the wealthiest to the poorest. While ethnicity, class, and religion are influencing the nation's development, so too are pop culture and technology--an uneasy fusion whose impact is most evident in the institution of marriage. The Heart Is a Shifting Sea introduces three couples whose relationships illuminate these sweeping cultural shifts in dramatic ways: Veer and Maya, a forward-thinking professional couple whose union is tested by Maya's desire for independence; Shahzad and Sabeena, whose desperation for a child becomes entwined with the changing face of Islam; and Ashok and Parvati, whose arranged marriage, made possible by an online matchmaker, blossoms into true love. Though these three middle-class couples are at different stages in their lives and come from diverse religious backgrounds, their stories build on one another to present a layered, nuanced, and fascinating mosaic of the universal challenges, possibilities, and promise of matrimony in its present state. Elizabeth Flock has observed the evolving state of India from inside Mumbai, its largest metropolis. She spent close to a decade getting to know these couples--listening to their stories and living in their homes, where she was privy to countless moments of marital joy, inevitable frustration, dramatic upheaval, and whispered confessions and secrets. The result is a phenomenal feat of reportage that is both an enthralling portrait of a nation in the midst of transition and an unforgettable look at the universal mysteries of love and marriage that connect us all."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
T7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flock, Elizabeth
Dewey number
306.81/0954792
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ670.15.B6
LC item number
F56 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Marriage
  • Married people
  • Marriage
  • Married people
  • India
Label
The heart is a shifting sea : love and marriage in Mumbai, Elizabeth Flock
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Mumbai, 2014 -- Devotion: Maya and Veer, 1999 to 2009 -- Produce a child, and God smiles: Shahzad and Sabeena, 1983 to 1998 -- A suitable match: Ashok and Parvati, 2009 to 2013 -- Illusions: Maya and Veer, 2010 to 2014 -- Fire in the heart: Shahzad and Sabeena, 1999 to 2013 -- Skywatching: Ashok and Parvati, 2013 to 2014 -- In time: Maya and Veer, 2014 to 2015 -- Moving house: Shahzad and Sabeena, 2014 to 2015 -- The family line: Ashok and Parvati, 2014 t 2015 -- Epilogue: Mumbai, 2015
Control code
on1020790764
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780062456489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1020790764
Label
The heart is a shifting sea : love and marriage in Mumbai, Elizabeth Flock
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Mumbai, 2014 -- Devotion: Maya and Veer, 1999 to 2009 -- Produce a child, and God smiles: Shahzad and Sabeena, 1983 to 1998 -- A suitable match: Ashok and Parvati, 2009 to 2013 -- Illusions: Maya and Veer, 2010 to 2014 -- Fire in the heart: Shahzad and Sabeena, 1999 to 2013 -- Skywatching: Ashok and Parvati, 2013 to 2014 -- In time: Maya and Veer, 2014 to 2015 -- Moving house: Shahzad and Sabeena, 2014 to 2015 -- The family line: Ashok and Parvati, 2014 t 2015 -- Epilogue: Mumbai, 2015
Control code
on1020790764
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780062456489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1020790764

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