CONTENTS:- 1. Marriage; 2. Types of Marriage; 3. Love; 4. Reading for Marriage; 5. Mate Selection; 6. Marriage Customs in Different Indian Societies; 7. Marital Harmony and Personal Compatibility in Marriage; 8. Alternatives to Marriage; 9. Marriage and Family Structure Across various Indian Tribes and Foreign Societies; 10. The Family; 11. The Family Life Cycle; 12. Typical and Atypical Forms of Family; 13. The Marriage and Divorce Laws in India; 14. Family Disorganization; 15. Mass India and Sex Education; 16. Marital and Family Counselling.
The present book traces the evolution of marriage and family from the historical past to the present day. This book encompasses the meaning of love in both the Indian and the Western context with insights from immortal Indian love legends and corresponds love with childhood attachments. The book provides insights to the physical, mental and sexual readiness for marriage and mate selection. This book contains exhaustive detailed description of marriage customs of more than fifty Indian societies. The family unit is the single most important variable in the overall development of one's personality. An intact, close-knot family is the result of a healthy marital relations. This book explains an understanding of the role of adjustment techniques in marriage. It gives an in-depth knowledge of role of sex, money, power, inlaws relations, friends, communication, religion, personal compatibility and working women in marriage. The book highlights techniques for maintenance of marriage. This book studies family life across various Indian societies and foreign societies, and discusses the differences between rural and urban societies. This book will promote the overall goal of family life education. If focuses to improve the quality of marital and family life. This book emphasizes the tasks and problems of the family life cycle stages. The book highlights information on various marriage and divorce laws in India. This book features the importance of sex education for healthy development of sexuality. The book provides illuminative guidance on how to save and grow marital relationships and improve other intimate relationships. This book enlightens on the psychological and social dimensions of human sexuality. The book enlists alternative forms of marriage and family. A comprehensive glossary of key terms and bibliography is included at the end of this book. The book should provide valuable information to the youth, marital couples and the future policy makers and those who implement welfare programmes for the society, besides serving as a handy reference book to students, scholars and academicians interested in research and teaching on marriage and family. An invaluable book for any person who wants to improve their intimate relationships and develop in-depth understanding of marriage and family.