ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Looking through the Caste Lens

Savarna Solidarities and Same-sex Marriage

While same-sex marriage should be rightfully recognised under the Special Marriage Act, a move towards its recognition under the Hindu Marriage Act also calls for the right to ancestral property and caste capital. This move consolidates caste–class solidarities of upper-caste queers as it fails to challenge the endogamous family structure.

In 2015, a matrimonial advertisement appeared in a newspaper, reading:

Seeking 25–40, well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian, groom for my son (36, 5′ 11″) who works with an NGO, caste no bar (though Iyer preferred). (Rashid 2016)

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Updated On : 21st Aug, 2023
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