The book was launched by Jashodhara Bagchi, founder of School of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University. Samita Sen, Director and co-editor of Intimate Others introduced the book. She said that marriage was an essential aspect of adult and in our case, child's life. There is an assumption about the unchanging aspect of marriage where we talk about it in the same breath as it is found in ancient texts and contemporary reality. The book was a result of tension between the rapidly changing scenario of marriage and its unchanging nature.
|The three editors of Intimate Others|
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Review: The traditional image of the ‘Indian family’ has been disrupted by the growing influence of globalization and information technology, as well as by the increased 'social visibility' of homosexual relationships and other forms of intimacy. The institution of marriage has also acquired explosive political significance in recent years. This collection of essays also takes into account factors that have challenged the “hegemonic status” of this institution in Indian society. The Telegraph: 4 March 2011