A Bong Style Wedding Ritual
This kind of a ritual demarcates gender roles prevalent in the society and also highlights the patriarchal nature of the Indian society but these rituals are significant as well as they preserves the cultural folklore and tend to defy homogeneity i.e. homogeneous Indian-ness. Tying the nuptial knot in India is a grand social event. India, being a land of diversity, is known for its array of customs and rituals in different regions. My Bengali lineage and the privilege of being the witness of my own marriage (which would not have been possible without me) urges me to write about the wedding performance from this eastern region of the country.