The Arranged Marriage

The Arranged - Solomon 1 The Arranged Marriage Marriages are conducted in different ways in different places around the world In many tribal areas

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Solomon 1 The Arranged Marriage. Marriages are conducted in different ways in different places around the world. In many tribal areas, men can kidnap the women they want to marry from different tribes, and marry them. In the west, the common practice among the population is for each individual to choose their own mate, usually on the bases of love. In India the common practice is the arranged marriage. Arrange marriage, by definition are when two individual from the same racial and cultural background are picked by their respective parents or relatives to be united in the holy name of marriage. The divorce rate in India increases when young people are able to select their own spouses, rather than having their own parent selects the spouse. This is important because of the increase in the divorce rate in the recent past. Marriage in India is not as simple as in the west. The evidence below will show that arrange marriage provides more lasting institution than love marriage in the west. India divorce is practically unheard of because of arranged marriage. The divorce rate in any particular area is a percentage of the overall number of people going through a divorce in that particular area. The divorce rate in India about twenty years ago was about five percent. Now, the divorce rate is about twelve percent (Mohan20). This rate, in recent years, has increased tremendously. The capital city, Haryana, reported five hundred divorces occur every year. This is the highest in the country among states with comparable populations. This is quite alarming to many sociologists in India. Some think this is because of the doing away with traditional methods of getting married which is the arranged marriage, and the adoption of the western method of the love marriage.
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Solomon 2 The arranged marriage is defined as the choosing of the spouse by the parents of the boy and girl. However, the participants of this marriage are not only marrying the selected ones of their parents choosing, but also the whole family and in some cases whole tribes get connected. Therefore, it becomes a social contract that is very hard to
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Diskinson during the Spring '07 term at Haverford.

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The Arranged - Solomon 1 The Arranged Marriage Marriages are conducted in different ways in different places around the world In many tribal areas

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