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A Suitable Shaadi: Trade, Traditions & Tamasha in Bundeli Weddings

On Valentine’s Day, Khabar Lahariya brings you our unruly meditations on the weddings we have known, Bundelkhandi style! In July 2019 Khabar Lahariya went to a ‘special Bundelkhandi wedding’. We recorded it of course, preserving a time capsule against eroding memory. At the start of the video, EIC Kavita and Chief of Bureau Meera shoot the breeze in front of a bougainvillea tree by the festive house, beaming and chatting over how they’ve been anticipating it. This wedding is a traditional wedding, a ‘desi’ one unlike the smartphone and Bollywood-influenced ones of recent years that have transformed the lavish weeks-long affair in Bundelkhand to shorter, snappier, buffet-style DJ wale babu material.  “I had heard of these weddings from my naani,