Colorism as Marriage Capital: Cross-Region Marriage Migration in India and Dark-Skinned Migrant Brides

  title={Colorism as Marriage Capital: Cross-Region Marriage Migration in India and Dark-Skinned Migrant Brides},
  author={Reena Kukreja},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={85 - 109}
This article, based on original research from 57 villages in four provinces from North and East India, sheds light on a hitherto unexplored gendered impact of colorism in facilitating noncustomary cross-region marriage migrations in India. Within socioeconomically marginalized groups from India’s development peripheries, the hegemonic construct of fairness as “capital” conjoins with both regressive patriarchal gender norms governing marriage and female sexuality and the monetization of social… 
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