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Author Flock, Elizabeth, author.

Title The heart is a shifting sea : love and marriage in Mumbai / Elizabeth Flock.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  306.81 FLO    DUE 08-06-21
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  306.81 FLO    AVAILABLE
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Description xxii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary 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.
Subject Marriage -- India -- Mumbai.
Marriage -- India -- Mumbai -- Case studies.
Married people -- India -- Mumbai.
ISBN 9780062456489
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