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Title of Assignment: Dowry System in India
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Dowry Deaths in India
The rising number of dowry deaths in India is fast becoming a national issue of tragic proportions.
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FEMALE FOETICIDE AND THE DOWRY SYSTEM IN INDIA
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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
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...
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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.
These basic trends...
large population is very difficult to be handled by the system, and such problems are likely to arise. Social evils resulting from overpopulation affects the country all together. That is the reason why densely populated countries like China and India are trying to lessen their population growth rate.
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...
Culture is the enduring behavior ideas attitudes and tradition shared by a large group of people and transmit it to one generation to the next. India is one of those countries that has strong influence by culture.
The custom of dowry, long entrenched in India's male dominant society...
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Dowry system in India
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In India, dowry (Hindi: दहेज...
Empowerment of Women
The subject of empowerment of women has becoming a burning issue all over the world including India since last few decades. Many agencies of United Nations in their reports have emphasized that gender issue is to be given utmost priority. It is held that women now cannot be asked...
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...
In India, dowry (Hindi: दहेज, Dahēja) is the payment in cash or some kind of gifts given to a bridegroom's family along with the bride. Generally, they include cash, jewellery, electrical appliances, furniture, bedding, crockery, utensils and other household items that help the newlywed set up her...
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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...
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...
Female infanticide — The father of daughter was supposed to give huge dowries to the boy’s family and this system was also recommended by the Vedas.
Child marriage was common in ancient India due to the custom of dowry and to avoid scandals. Old Hindu mythology books including vedas prescribe that the...
the lot of women in India. They enjoy perfect equality with men. They have all the rights and privileges possessed by the males.
Our Constitution guarantees them all those rights, freedom, and privileges enjoyed by the male. Consequently, they now feel emancipated and free. The women of India, who form...
Imagine the horror of being forcefully tied down, drenching in kerosene oil and being set on fire alive. It would not be a surprise if the mere thought of it is already disturbing to you. How much more so would it be that this bitter fate is truly faced by many married women in India not...
Analysis of Dowry Deaths in India
July 26, 2011
Summary/Reaction of Dowry Death Video
This video clip talks strictly about how the dowry has become one of the most committed crimes in India, but with yet no punishment. Dowry in India is very common and typically a...
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society, such as the caste system had religious sanctions in the past. Therefore, it was necessary to reform religious practices as well.
The condition of women was pathetic. The various religions practised in India as well as the personal laws based on them consigned women to a status inferior to that...