Love and Marriage in Mumbai

01 July 2018

Elizabeth Flock

This book follows three couples living in Mumbai whose dynamics illustrate how traditional values sometimes clash with the influence of Western culture. Veer and Maya are a forward-thinking professional couple whose union is tested by Maya’s desire for independence; Ashok and Parvati’s arranged marriage blossoms into true love; and Shahzad and Sabeena are desperate for a child. Journalist Elizabeth Flock spent close to a decade documenting these couples’ marriages and the result is a nuanced account of the challenges, possibilities and promises of matrimony in contemporary India.

Bloomsbury India, 360 pages, Rs 499