• Dowry a symbol of injustice
    of rising dowries, commonly referred to as “dowry inflation,” has received much attention, as payments can represent multiple years' worth of a family's income and often cause severe destitution of households with daughters of marriageable age. Others have observed that in societies where dowry...
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  • Dowry
    history, dowry was widely practiced in most parts of the world until the early modern era. In England, failure to provide a customary, or agreed-upon, dowry could cause a marriage to be called off. Vast inheritances were standard as dowries for aristocratic and royal brides in Europe during the...
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  • Dowry an Evil for Socitety
    DOWRY: AN EVIL FOR SOCIETY DOWRY DOWRY or DAHEJ is payment or agreement to pay any property or valuable security or cash by the bride’s family to the bridegroom’s family along with the giving away of bride (called Kanyadan) .In our society it is generally given by the girl’s family to the boy’s...
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  • What You Can Do Against Dowry Threats
    -B. If a woman dies of "unnatural causes" within seven years of marriage and has been harassed for dowry before her death, the Courts will assume that it is a case of dowry death. The husband or in-laws will then have to prove that their harassment was not the cause of her death. A dowry death is...
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  • Abuse of Indian Dowry Laws
    the leading causes for such violence is dowry harassment, a widespread and culturally entrenched phenomenon in which the family of the groom demands a high dowry from the family of the bride. While the causes behind dowry harassment are difficult to pinpoint, the socially dependent status of women...
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  • Bride Burning, Murders and Dowry Pressure in India
    ) discuss a theory of learned hopeless quoting that, “an oppressive System, women’s experiences cause them to succumb to the abuse than fight against it.” Thus when a young women feels overwhelmed by the pressure of dowry she resorts to self-mutilation. Not only do the women feel the pressures of dowry...
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  • Dowry, an Investment System
    such dowry dissatisfaction causes for deaths of up to 8, 000 women in India each year (Nelson, 2012). Therefore, even though there is awareness of the cause of such mistreatment against women in India it is still a norm to practice dowry which can possibly put a daughter’s life in danger. Where...
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  • Criminal Law
    relationship with the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, husband and wife, the root cause of which is greed. The tradition of dowry started in the form of “Vardakshina” which used to be given by the parents of the bride to the bridegroom out of love and affection and to honour the groom rather than to...
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  • indian culture
    part of the dowry, but instead gives a Toyota, this will definitely cause disputes among the relationships between the bride and groom families. Another way dowry can arise is when the groom’s family is greedy and demands for more from the dowry during the marriage ceremony or after the marriage. Most...
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  • Sandeep Annnan
    almost all people. This is one of the chief causes of social tensions and has done incalculable damage to our social fabric. The Dowry system is a social evil. It is prevalent in all parts and almost in all communities in India. It appears that initially the custom of dowry was aimed at assisting the...
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  • Dowry; a Custom or a Crime?
    women, individually, and our society as a whole. Gender discrimination and marginalization of women are identified here, to be the root-cause of dowry. This research paper aims to stimulate a thinking process by sensitization and creating awareness against the institutional practice of dowry and...
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  • Dowry
    of their lives. In one rural sample the average cost of a daughter’s marriage was six times the parents’ annual income and, consequently, a cause of indebtedness and destitution (Rao, 1993). This expense is often labeled a “dowry.” The term dowry, however, has many different meanings: It is a gift...
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  • Essays
    brides documented to have died in their early-married years under suspicious and mysterious circumstances. The cause of death was characteristically labeled as ‘kitchen fires’. Dowry leads to female infanticide: The most dominant reason for killing the female child is dowry. Mothers kill babies...
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  • Dowry
    Dowry System Introduction Today, Indian society is surrounded with many problems such as unemployment, illiteracy, population growth, terrorism, etc. Among these problems, a problem which is deep rooted in Indian society is the problem of dowry system. It has become the every day news item, no...
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  • Domestic Violence in India
    divorce unless dowry is given (www.indiatogether.org). The most common type of domestic violence in India is dowry deaths. Dowry deaths occur when the new wife family can not afford to pay any more money or give property to the husband family. Then the husband family would beat, cause mental...
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  • Essay
    was abolished – today, females work nearly as much as men – but the thinking remained unchanged. Another major cause – and arguably the most prominent one – is the age-old dowry system. Dowry is the money, goods and/or property a woman brings into a marriage. It is basically a payment done by the...
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  • Dower and Dowry Confusion
    Dower and dowry confusion The dower is a sum of money or other property which becomes payable by the husband to the wife as an effect of marriage[1]. On the other hand, Dowry is a transaction between two parties involving cash, or other valuable articles such as precious metals, gems, clothing...
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  • Overpopulation
    conqueror's) family as an alternative to bloodshed during the capture of the bride. A later modification of this system has paved way for the present dowry system primarily practiced by the society. Causes : In majority of Indian families the boy has inheritance rights while the girl is given a...
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  • Dowry Death
    find out the various causes of unnatural death in women particularly Dowry death.           DOWRY DEATH The dictionary meaning of the term dowry is ‘property or money brought by bride to her  husband on marriage'. The system of taking dowry is prevalent in our country  since ages. As per...
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  • Dowry
    extortion of dowry that has taken a brutal from today. This immoral custom has adversely affected our woman individually, and our society as a whole. Gender discrimination and marginalization of women are identified here, to be the root-cause of dowry. The research paper aims to stimulate a thinking...
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