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Subject: Re: help:  India bridal costumes, marriage symbols
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 12:59:42 -0500

hello priya

there is an interesting chapter in the text _bodylore_ which deals with marriage preparation as a means of drawing the body into relief (as opposed to marking on the body, "the body" literally comes to be through its ornamentation in preparation for marriage).

_bodylore (publications of the american folklore society). katherine young (editor)
university of tennessee press, october 1993
>From Book News, Inc.
The term bodylore was coined for the American Folklore Society in 1989 to focus concerns with body language, costumes and accoutrements, movement, discourses, and representations, considering the human body as a cultural artifact rather than a natural object. Ten essays from various panels since then explore such topics as women in the American spa culture, body puns in Hamlet, quilts and women's bodies, and medical discourse. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or. 

tobie saad
university of kentucky
department of geography

university of toledo
department of geography and planning

-----Original Message-----
From: Priya Jha <>
To: postcolonial-AT-lists.village.Virginia.EDU
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 07:24:30 -0800 (PST)
Subject: help:  India bridal costumes, marriage symbols

Hi all,
Happy New Year!  I need help finding sources that
deal with marriage imagery, symbols in India,
especially as they relate to Hinduism.  In
particular, I would like to find materials
relating to bridal costuming, decoration, etc. 
Additionally, if there are any sources in terms
of representation of any of the above in art,
literature, and popular culture, that'd be a

If anyone can guide me towards finding these
materials, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance for your help,

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