This research paper focuses on the dowry system of pakistan . It discusses how dowry is a common problem not only in pakistan but also in other South Asian countires . The main objectives of this paper were to find why people give dowry even though most...
"Dowry" refers to money, goods or property that a woman brings into the marriage - it is paid by the woman's family to the man's family. Dowry is practiced mainly in South Asian countries, such as India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka...
The system of giving dowry to girls in marriage is an ancient Indian custom. It is infact that portion of the parent’s wealth which they wish to give to the daughter. This helps the girls in question and the groom to start a home of their own. However, it is very sad that this custom has...
Murders and Dowry Pressure in India
I. Women in India are exposed to heinous acts of abuse.
A. Women in India have become victims of human rights abuse.
B. Different components of Bride-Burning
II. Extent of the Problem
A. Statistical Analysis of the number of Dowry Related deaths
DOWRY A SYMBOL OF INJUSTICE
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Department of Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Management and Technology, Lahore
Dowry is a distressing symbol in every segment...
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DOWRY: AN EVIL FOR SOCIETY
DOWRY or DAHEJ is payment or agreement to pay any property or valuable security or cash by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’s family along with the giving away of bride (called Kanyadan) .In our society it is generally given by the girl’s family to the boy’s family...
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Dowry custom has been a case curse for India. Now it poses a challenge which seems difficult to meet. It has proved to be a greatest curse for the poor classes of India. The birth of girl is said to be degree of Rs 20,000 or above for the parents.
Origin of Dowry
Originally parents of the bride would...
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“The Dowry System In India”
The dowry system is so deeply rooted in Indian culture, that sometimes one feels that there's going to be no way out - at least not for another century.
Even modern, well-educated families start saving up money for their daughter's dowry as soon as she is born so what can...
mate and vow to be with them for the rest of their lives. The celebration of a wedding may vary between different countries, religions, culture and social classes, but the joy and festivity associated with the ceremony invariably remain in the same.
A number of cultures utilize the western custom of...
At one time, dowry was a means for parents to endow a daughter with material goods because she could not inherit property. Traditionally, dowry consisted of gifts, usually jewelry, given to the bride at the time of her marriage. The dowry provided the new bride with financial...
THE DOWRY SYSTEM
The dowry system has been in practice in Pakistan from time immemorial. Now it has become a curse. It poses a challenge which seems difficult to meet. The demand for the dowry became most essential condition of the marriage settlement. Middle class people became the main target of the...
the custom of child marriage, polygamy, a ban on widow remarriage and the introduction of the dowry system.
The 18th century ushered in the British rule of India. Although the rule brought some social and political order to India, many practices pertaining to women’s rights remained unchanged. The...
our superstition, ignorance and certain tradition and customs, we have also by-produced several social evils. ‘Dowry system is one of the serious evil practices of our society.
Hindu social structure is predominantly patriarchal. After marriage, the brides have to go to live in their husbands...
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of life. A few of them have been great political leaders, entrepreneurs, administrators and business persons. This marked change in their outlook, social and economic status reflects the fact that their emancipation has been almost complete. It is a fact that Indian women have much better status than...
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FEMALE FOETICIDE AND THE DOWRY SYSTEM IN INDIA
Devaki Monani Ghansham Women's Studies Research Unit, School of Social Work, University of Melbourne
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THE SOCIAL EVIL OF DOWRY
India’s social life has been vitiated by a large number of practices and traditions that are irrational and have seriously hindered the progress of the people. The system of dowry is absurd and illogical and has continued to be a source of mental agency to almost...
Dowry: a social stigma |
In spite of modernization and the increasing role of women in all walks of life, the practice of the dowry in India is becoming widespread, and the value of dowry is increasing. Now the dowry has become a great criterion in the marriages instead of a proper bride. If...
Our society is suffering from many social evils at the moment. The dowry system is prevalent virtually in all parts of India. Dowry has been defined by a young lady as "the price paid by the parents for getting their daughters the post of a daughter-in-law". Parents pay huge sums of money so that their...
December 2006 Dowry: The most frequently forgotten form of gender violence in Pakistan By Dr.Rakhshinda Perveen Pakistan, Gender based Violence: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is riddled by contrasts in almost every sector. It is characterized by a selective male friendly interpretation of the dominant...
Assault, harassment, death, torture, suicide, murder, it is a consistent flow of thoughts, is it not? Well, I consider this to be a synonym of none other than the word dowry.
Dowry is the money, goods or estate that a woman brings to her husband in marriage.
When we look back into history...
Rights of women in India
Topic: A Theoretical Perspective on Dowry Deaths in India
a) To understand the concept of dowry as has originated and evolved in India.
b) To conceptualize modern day consequences of dowry system.
c) To refer to various laws in India and find out reasons...
The social evils and superstitions that had crept in the society over the centuries made social reforms imperative for the development of the society and the masses. In the 19th century, the newly educated persons increasingly revolted against rigid social conventions and outdated customs. They could...