Love and Honour?

Marriage for Peace

by David D E Evans

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 17/06/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781982290733
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Page Count : 60
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About the Book

Love and Honour? Marriage for Peace, exposes the ongoing phenomenon of Romeo and Juliet style romance tragedy; families killing their own and other families' daughters, sons, sisters and brothers in the name of family 'honour". Focused on Northern India and Nepal, the stories illustrate that despite India adopting a democratic constitution in 1950, the public murder of forbidden lovers continues. Media reports of this phenomenon did not surface until 1993, but have increased dramatically since then. Love and Honour? Marriage for Peace has been written to seek a path from murder to reconciliation, to acceptance and ultimately to marriage for peace.

About the Author

David D E Evans lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with keen interests in family, the Oriental Game of GO, Real (Royal) Tennis, Barbershop Singing and the Quaker way of life. In retirement, after a working life in Medicine specializing in Pathology and Sexual Health Medicine, David studied Humanities with the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. In 2015, he presented the core article of his thesis on romance tragedy with a special focus on Northern India and Nepal after 1993 at the Asia Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) conference in Kathmandu, which was warmly received.