Act III (1872), 18; background to, 170–71;
history of, 177–81; significance of,
180–82
Adi Brahmo Samaj, 105, 171, 177–79, 180,
184, 187–88, 194
aesthetics, 43; the law and, 169
age of consent, 132, 181
Age of Consent Act (1891), 42, 128–29,
132, 169–70
Agnes, Flavia, 203
Al-Hilal (journal), 73
Altekar, Shri, 228
Ambedkar, B. R., 168, 205–7, 213–20, 222,
225–26
Amrita Bazar Patrika (newspaper), 25, 36,
37, 46, 81
Anandabazar Patrika (newspaper), 25, 211
antarganik bibaha (intercaste marriage),
10, 39, 88, 105, 173–76, 181, 226, 245,
301
antarikata (heartfelt sincerity), 99, 127,
301
Anti-Marriage Dowry League, 73
Anusandhan (journal), 35
archival sources, 17, 25
arranged marriage: changes to, 12–13, 24;
defined, 1–3, 4, 5–6; modernity and,
19, 24–25, 240; as source of divisive-
ness, 6–7, 10, 207; tradition and, 6–7,
23–24
astrology, 36
Azad, Bhagwat Jha, 231
Azad, Maulana Abul Kalam, 73–74
Baidya/Vaidya (caste), 25, 66
Bamabodhini Patrika (magazine), 59, 73
Bandopadhyay, Gooroodas, 73, 102–3
Bandopadhyay, Hemchandra, 73
Bandopadhyay, Karunanidhan, 73
Bandopadhyay, Pnachkori, 73
Bandopadhyay, Rebatikanta, 73, 77–80
Bandypadhyay, Sekhar, 38
Bandopadhyay, Surendranath, 73
Barendra (caste), 44
barpan, 42, 57, 81, 86, 302. See also dowry
bashor ghar, 101, 109, 116–18, 302
Basu, Aparna, 61
Basu, Bhupendranath, 62
Basu, Monomoyee, 55
Basu, Nagendranath, 28, 32
Basu, Srimati, 209
Basu, Swapan, 268 n. 7
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