This is our regular feature in which we briefly record interesting publications and websites that have come to our attention. Inclusion of an item in this format does not preclude a possible longer review in a later issue. We welcome suggestions for inclusion.
Love and Honour? Marriage for Peace
This is a short (49 pp.) book written by David Evans (South Australia and Northern Territory Regional Meeting). The book exposes the ongoing phenomenon of Romeo and Juliet style romance tragedy; families killing their own and other families’ daughters, sons, sisters and brothers in the name of family “honour”. Focused on northern India and Nepal, the stories illustrate that despite India adopting a democratic constitution in 1950, the public murder of forbidden lovers continues.
Love and Honour? Marriage for Peace has been written to seek a path of progress from murder to reconciliation, to acceptance, and ultimately to marriage for peace. The book can be downloaded from David’s website.