ISS india social issues 2

ISS india social issues 2 - ISS 210: SOCIETY AND THE...

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ISS 210 SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL ISS 210: SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL Widows in India
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The importance of the Dowry in India DOWRY: The payment in cash or/land or kind by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’s family. The bride’s family is also giving away the bride (called Kanyadaan) in Indian marriage. Kanyadanam is an import part of Hindu marital rites. Kanya means daughter and dana means gift
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The Dowry was legally prohibited in 1961 and even today it is highly practiced. The groom often demands a dowry consisting of a large sum of money, farm animals, furniture and electronics.
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The bride is forced to pay a negotiated amount to the groom unless the man chooses not to take it When the woman brings less than the negotiated amount, she has to endure constant torture from her in-laws after marriage. When the husband or in-laws are not satisfied with the dowry brought by the bride, they may even go so far as to kill the woman after marriage
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The most severe among all the dowry abuse is “bride burning.” The parties engaged in the murder usually report the case as an accident or suicide.
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The identity of the woman progresses through the following life stages: Someone’s daughter Someone’s wife Someone’s mother SOMEONES WIDOW
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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