Laurence Lécuyer - Beyond the Veil. A Comparative Study between France and India

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Beyond the Veil. A Comparative Study between France and IndiaArticle

Authors: Laurence Lécuyer 1

  • 1 Centre d'Etudes en Sciences Sociales sur les Mondes Africains, Américains et Asiatiques

The ghunghat is a veiling practice of North India. Its peculiarity holds in the fact that it is not linked to a religion. It reveals the social and family organisation in India, is tightly linked with marriage practices and mirrors the representations of the self and of the body. An anthropological analysis of this practice reveals its multiple dimensions, especially a social, aesthetic and sacred dimension. A comparative study between the way the veil is conceived both in India and in France will allow to rethink the veil beyond the religious and political dimensions in which it is crystalized in the French context.

Volume: 3-4 | 2019-2020 - Varia
Section: Articles
Published on: April 1, 2020
Accepted on: April 1, 2020
Submitted on: March 27, 2020
Keywords: veil,body,gender,social  organization,India,status,anthropology of clothing,voile,corps,genre,organisation  familiale,Inde,statuts,anthropologie vestimentaire,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences

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