FEMALE FOETICIDE AND THE DOWRY SYSTEM IN INDIA
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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...
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
Self-immolation, particularly by wedded women, has been a perennial aspect of Indian culture. Since ancient times, the act of sati, has been viewed by Indian society as a respectful way for a recently widowed woman to illustrate dedication to her deceased husband. In recent times...
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...
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...
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Marriage in India
Over the last two decades, reports that men murder their wives over the issue of inadequate dowry have shocked the world. These recent incidents of bride burning are a shocking example of the new forms of violence against women that are arising in modern settings...
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In India, we find many social evils. Among the social evils,the major are untouchables, Sati, Dowry, child marriage, widowhood and Child labour. These evils prevail because of injustice caused by man against woman particularly the social evils such as sati widow hood and...
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
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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...
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...
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...
“SOCIO LEGAL PERSPECTIVE OF DOWRY”:
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Dowry system in India
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In India, dowry (Hindi: दहेज...
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...
An Obstacle for Life
Woman - a daughter, a sister, a wife and a grandmother, throughout her life she dreams of having a wonderful life, a life to see to it that her marks in the school will make her parents happy, a life to see to it that her husband stays healthy, a life to see to it that her...
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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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...
Analysis of Dowry Deaths in India
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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...
Dowry Death: Crime Against Humanity
“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.”
Bride-burning,’ a term which is very common now a days is used to describe the increasing number of young...
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