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Bollywood Weddings also goes beyond marital culture into what it's like to be a second generation Hindu in the US.
It's a rich commentary on American sociology and the Indian-American experience as a whole.
Ramdya's research and findings are enhanced by wedding couples' personal thoughts and interviews.
It is a fascinating interplay, mingling contrasting insights in an exposé on the symbiotic rapport of Indian and American marriage customs, from the first meeting to the reception party.
Bollywood, whose Indian origins grants it authenticity from the Hindu perspective and whose emphasis on romance accommodates American values, emerges as the key mediating third culture around which the community applies the both/and model to wedding rituals.