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Title of Assignment: Dowry System in India
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Analysis of Dowry Deaths in India
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Summary/Reaction of Dowry Death Video
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I. Women in India are exposed to heinous acts of abuse.
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II. Extent of the Problem
A. Statistical Analysis of the number of Dowry Related deaths
Dowry system is when the bride’s family gives goods, money, or estate to her husband and his family during marriage (E. Pauls Prine (Ed.), 2008). This practice is mostly common in South Asia, specifically the Indian culture (E. Pauls Prine (Ed.), 2008). On the other hand is the practice of bride price...
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UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
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Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO
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Dowry is derived from the ancient Hindu customs of ‘kanyadan’ and ‘stridhan’. In ‘kanyadan’, the father of the bride offers the father of the groom money or property, etc whereas for ‘stridhan’, the bride herself gets jewelry and clothes at the time of her marriage, usually from her relatives or friends...
Dowry as Social Evil!!!
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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...
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The practice of giving dowry is common in our country. Dowry is the money or gifts given to a daughter by her parents at the time of her marriage. Unfortunately, this has become a social problem. The family of the boy demands large sums of money from the girl’s parents. For this...
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dinner as husband and wife. The grooms family invites all of the guests to their home for a feast.
One of the very old and followed traditions is dowry. Dowry as we all know is paid in cash or kind by the bride’s family to the groom’s family along with the giving away of the bride.
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while India is very modernized in some aspects (i.e.. they lead the world in student's math and science scores and produce the largest amount of engineers in the world) they still keep to the tradition of arranged marriages. Marriages formed out of love AKA "love marriages" do happen in India but it...
2. What is Dowry?
4. Arranged Marriages and Dowry
5. The dowry system
6. Dowry System in India
7. What is Bride burning?
8. Dowry law in India
9. Dowry death new ruling India
I came to know of a girl whose father had to sale his kidneys just to bear the expenses of dowry. It looked as though dowry was more important to them then the girl because the things they got in dowry were not according to their demand so they kept torturing the girl and at last she committed suicide...
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...
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respect, protect and nurture its women and children loses its moral moorings and runs adrift.” (The Hindu- Opinion Sept, 15 2012 )
Centuries have come, and centuries have gone, but the plight of women is not likely to change. T ime has helplessly watched women suffering in the form of discrimination...
“SOCIO LEGAL PERSPECTIVE OF DOWRY”:
Mrs. Reshma, M.A., LLB, M.Phil (Research Scholar) Asst.Professor, Dept. of SOCIOLOGY, Government First Grade Collage, Tarikere, Chickmagalur District. Mob: no: 9448948451
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Nature created woman different from men with a definite purpose. Balance...
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