Bollywood Weddings Myth, Reality and Influence!!!
Why do we fall in love with the people we fall in love with?” – Dilshad dicusses with Kavita Ramdya’s about her debut book “BOLLYWOOD WEDDINGS”: DATING, ENGAGEMENT AND MARRIAGE IN HINDU AMERICA as they attempt to answer this age-old question through an interesting study of twenty love stories.
She provides readers with a window into second-generation Indian-American Hindu couples navigating identities through a major life rite of passage, marriage where the Mumbai-based Indian film industry “Bollywood” emerges as a significant force in formulating conceptions of love and identity. Bollywood culture – it’s fashionable aesthetic and symbolic representation of a modernized India – becomes the method by which Indian American Hindus negotiate two diametrically-opposite value sets: that of pre-modern India and mainstream America.