on another thread i read the question as to why Bhabho is the way she is?
some..if not all..the problems are stemming from there..(i have been watching the previous episodes now)..and Bhabho gave the answer to that question herself on the day Sandhya and Suraj got married..apparently her MIL was this way too...
in her book this is the only way a MIL can be..
for some reason i really can't dislike that woman...her heart is in the right place..she may be loud and dominating and hyper and all that but she is the one who is keeping that family together..
and if she is dominating..than there are contributing factors..no one in the family has ever stood up to her...standing up to someone does not necessarily mean disrespect..specially in our kind of social systems there is very thin line between the two...
i am not well versed with the Rajasthani familial set ups..but i thought it was a patriarchal system..but their's is totally matriarchal...quite interesting...the father is not a bread earner...and is under her thumb..the elder son who seems to be the main person in the house hold cannot even purchase "agarbatii" without her permission..
if there is anyone here from the Pushkar area and can comment please on the actual family dynamics in that area..it would be interesting to know..