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India - Dowry System

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An important consideration in the mate selection process is the giving of the dowry by the girl's parents to the boy's family. According to Leela Mullatti (1992), "the custom of dowry has taken the form of a market transition in all classes and castes irrespective of the level of education" (p. 99). The dowry system was initiated with the intention of providing security for a girl in case of adversity and unexpected circumstances after marriage. The parents gave whatever they could to their daughter (consequently to the groom's family) for this purpose. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, however, the custom had deteriorated to a point whereby the prospective groom and his family had become very greedy. They made tremendous demands, which if not met after marriage result in dowry deaths—burning girls alive if the dowry is insufficient, so that the boy can remarry another girl for a higher or better dowry (Mullatti 1995). The more educated a man is, the higher the family is in the caste and social hierarchy, the better his employment prospects, the higher is the expectation for dowry at the time of marriage. This makes A Hindu bride dressed in a red wedding sari, wearing traditional gold jewelry. NILUFER MEDORA it difficult for families with daughters who are highly educated to arrange marriages because the girls are required to have even more educated husbands (Seymour 1999).


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over 3 years ago

articles on girls not getting married because of dowry

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over 3 years ago

in india dowry is comeing lot of year ago but it still in future i was try to stop thise system and i appose thise system.i can't accept tise system

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almost 5 years ago

DOWRY SYSTEM is one of the major social evils that still existing in this post modern Age...though there are so many acts passed to abolish this evil they still exist... it therefore lie only in our hands. we the people should change our attitude to vanish this practice.

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over 4 years ago

In India and Nepal like other countries where dowry has deep rooted should be strickly protested. It could be a choice of girls' family but never of the boys' family

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almost 5 years ago

till today dowry system exits in our society. this is because it is becoming fashion statement rich families just want to show how rich they are and also our educated women are not taking strong steps they wanna give their daughter more and more.

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almost 5 years ago

DOWRY SYSTEM IS ONE OF THE MAJOR SOCIAL EVIL WHICH STILL EXISTS IN THIS MODERN AGE.THOUGH WE HAVE MANY LAWS AGAINST DOWRY SYSTEM PEOPLE STILL FOLLOW THIS.SO IT IS ONLY IN OUR HANDS TO COMPLETELY ABOLISH THIS PRACTICE.THE BRIDE GROOM CAN CONVINCE THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS BY EXPLAINING THE EVILS OF DOWRY SYSTEM.

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almost 7 years ago

dowry is curse 4 girls

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over 3 years ago

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over 4 years ago

I am just learning about this dowry. And a little about Hindu religion. I can't believe this situation exsists. I cry for you India. I pray that this stops immediately.

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over 2 years ago

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about 5 years ago

this is one of the most objectionable and pitiful of the social evils in India. I strongly believe that those found guilty of performing such acts should be strongly punished.

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about 5 years ago

its a curse to humanity/ feminity. parents should be highly punished,,, as they take or some how are been forced to believe in this .

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about 5 years ago

dowry system. its is rubbish system in india. i can't accept this system. the parent will be sale our son life. the couple has misunderstanding.

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about 5 years ago

hey this is me aayushi ...i think that dowry system is a major problem for all the girls living in india...we have to think about this problem ..we all know that it stopped in 1961..but i don't find that thing..this is a serious offence..and please don't take this lightly...many indian girls are suffering due to this..

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over 5 years ago

hi buddies..am yoga...i feel this dowry system can be buried deep one and only because of you guys..please please you guys makeup your parents not to follow this system..hope you will..once you get dowry from your partners family,there exactly arisis this misunderstanding between you couple..and there everything ends..why to give a way to this breakup...so please guys bury that thought and freshup your mind and lead your life lovable....thankyou for hearing my words...

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almost 6 years ago

especially in india it is the very big problem for marriage. people can stop this system. vaise to ye basic problem hai thoda bahut to chalta hi hai. varna betiyon ko bhi bura lagta hai...........

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about 6 years ago

it shud b strictly prohibited....

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almost 7 years ago

I think that the basic problem lies with our attitudes towards this whole system. We are the ones who have created this so called 'Dowry system' in our society. thus it is entirely upto us as to how to eradicate this whole bogus process and rescue innocent girls from being slaughtered.

I have come across innumerable articles on dowry system but failed to read anywhere how to eradicate the process. We as the youth of our nation have to take steps towards the vanishing of this total process. HENCE WE HAVE TO CHANGE OUR ATTITUDES FIRST.

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over 3 years ago

dowry is illegal

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over 3 years ago

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over 4 years ago

compulsion payment of dowry in India is babaric and callous.ipray GOD intervenes.

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over 4 years ago

It is not right because it could be one way for lovers to stop the marriage.

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almost 6 years ago

hi everyone iam prakash i think that dowry system should not be completely abolished and girls parents should give what they r capable of to their child and the guy to whom the girl is getting married should understand and feel like taking the responsbility by himself to take care of the girl after the marriage rather than asking the money to the girls parents and if he is not ready to take the responsbility he should not get married

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almost 6 years ago

Dowry is acutally prohibited since 1961. But still no changes. Why?

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over 3 years ago

i kill if i need to (but i havent ...........yet) just kidding jk or joking



but dowrys are not illegal in india smarty pants i live in india i have a wife of my own i have sex with her every day we have 5 kids

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over 3 years ago

now a days the system of dowry has become full cange because educated girls believes in love..........

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over 3 years ago

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over 4 years ago

dowry is also played its role in every marriage. the attitude of people can only erased it from our society. but the real fact that no body ready or like to erase this system from our society.