What kind of marriage alliance is shown in ‘Indulekha?

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What kind of marriage alliance is shown in ‘Indulekha?’
Answer:

  • This concerned the marriage practices of upper caste Hindus in Kerala, especially the Nambuthiri Brahmins and the Nayars.
  • Nambuthiris were also major landlords in Kerala at that time, and a large section of the Nayars were their tenants.
  • In late 19th century Kerala, a younger generation of English educated Nayar men who had acquired property and wealth on their own, began arguing strongly against Nambuthiri alliances with Nayar women.
  • They wanted new laws regarding marriage and property.