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From: krish (krish_at_astro.ge.com)
Date: Mon Jan 29 1996 - 06:22:01 PST
The Hindu rules and practice of marriage are well described in a book I came across at Barnes and Noble: "The sexual history of ancient India" by J.J.meyer. The title does not connotate the modern meaning of sex. It is a work by a German professor ( first published ) in 1930 and now reprinted )who derives all the available data on marriage from the Ramayana (Bombay edition) and Mahabharata (Kumbakonam and bombay versions ). I browsed thru it ($9.95) at the local Barnes & Noble, bargin book section. It may provide the answers to the questions we have been discussing. Refernces to the source are quoted thruout the book. which might have been a thesis topic dicsussing rules of marriage in these Puranas. Krishna Praba.