What kind of marriage alliance is shown in ‘Indulekha?’
- 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.