"Dowry Kerala" Essays and Research Papers

Dowry Kerala

Dowry Crimes Culture is the enduring behavior ideas attitudes and tradition shared by a large group of people transmitted from one generation to the next. India is one of those countries that has strong influences on cultures. The custom of Dowry long entrenched in India’s male dominant. Society has attained alarming proportions during the last few decades. There is hardly a day when the cries of Dowry victim echoes throughout the town. Brides are still being harassed physically and...

Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 1215  Words | 3  Pages

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Marriage and Dowry

to bear the expenses of dowry. It looked as though dowry was more important to them then the girl because the things they got in dowry were not according to their demand so they kept torturing the girl and at last she committed suicide to get herself out of all of that fuss. Another breathtaking incident took place in my house. I had a maid working at my place since her childhood. She got married but because of limited resources her parents could not afford that much dowry as her in-laws were expecting...

Bride burning, Bride kidnapping, Bride price 890  Words | 4  Pages

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Question of a Dowry

Plot Summary - A Questions of Dowry The second story ‘A Question of Dowry’ is about an Indian girl named Sivasothie was going to be engaged and married to a young man named Thiruchelvam that choose by the family. In the beginning, Sivasothie’s parents were preparing dowry, whereby a sum of twenty thousand and a necklace as to give it to the bridegroom’s family, when they wanted to give away theirs daughter to get married. Then, the problem arises when Sivasothie’s father Mr. Ramachandran told...

Doctor, Dowry, Family 619  Words | 3  Pages

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Dowry; a Custom or a Crime?

Dowry is a multi-faceted, deep-rooted gender issue with social, economic and health consequences. This social evil has brought fatal effects to the lives of ordinary women of our society. This social crime has recently made footings in some countries, which were traditionally free of this evil like Afghanistan and Bangladesh, but our focus here remains Pakistan. The paper concentrates on the religious, social and economic structures of the Pakistani society to explain the age-old tradition of extortion...

Bride burning, Divorce, Domestic violence 2342  Words | 7  Pages

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Marriage and Dowry

DOWRY 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 children study for their exams and a life to die seeing others happy. She cares for others, more than herself, then why we see her so much vulnerable in every moment of her life. So many issues...

Caste, Caste system in India, Dowry 1002  Words | 3  Pages

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In kerala the food is simple , fresh and easywith mainly rice , coconut and vegetables whereas in ladakh food is hot and spicy with mainly meat. Ladakh is a hill station and has very cold weather and snows in winter time however kerala is a large state and has tropical climate and is covered with trees and has very high rainfall Ladakh is a small town in J & Kwhere as kerla is a state. Ladakh is a hill station or you can say a mountain desert, is very cold place and is sarounded with mountains...

India, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir 1086  Words | 3  Pages

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A Question of Dowry - Paper

Question of Dowry’ is about an Indian girl named Sivasothie was going to be engaged and married to a young man named Thiruchelvam that choose by the family. In the beginning, Sivasothie’s parents were preparing dowry, whereby a sum of twenty thousand and a necklace as to give it to the bridegroom’s family, when they wanted to give away theirs daughter to get married. Then, the problem arises when Sivasothie’s father Mr. Ramachandran told his wife that they cannot afford to give the dowry they agreed...

Doctor, Dowry, Family 1651  Words | 5  Pages

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Kerala is famous for its backwaters, which are a network of canal, rivers and deltas that drain into the Arabian Sea. The major portion of this backwater is navigable and it connects the villages lying along and it is also used for transportation of goods and people. The largest stretch of Backwater is the Vembanad Lake and the major towns around which backwater activities occur are Alleppey (often called theVenice of the East), Kumarakom and Kollam. An overnight cruise in the traditional ‘House-Boat’...

Kerala, Kerala backwaters, Kochi, India 910  Words | 3  Pages

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Arranged Marriages and Dowry

there are still some forced marriages and child brides. Which brings me to the issue of the dowry system....yes, folks it still exists. Now before you make that grimace of distaste, let me tell you a little about it. The dowry system has been in place since before the written record and it has been used by parents in every country imaginable, including America in older times. The point of the dowry system was to provide for the bride should something unfortunate occur with her husband such as...

Arranged marriage, Bride kidnapping, Courtship 1496  Words | 4  Pages

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The Case of Dowry in India

situation of Dowry in India No sooner did Prof.Nagendra open the door of his room than he slumped on the ground with a shriek of horror with a shriek of horror. Three girls, pretty, nubile and silently smiling were swinging to and fro in the air. They were the dead bodies of his loving daughters who could not bear his mortifications or not being able to marry them for the want of dowry. Never did Dr. Tandon imagine that his daughters would be strangulated to death for not bringing enough dowries before...

Daughter, Death, Dowry 855  Words | 3  Pages

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Dowry a Curse

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 a bride’s family fails to pay the amount of dowry demanded by the prospective groom’s family, the bride will be cruelly treated by the in-laws, and in many cases will be burnt to death. “No dowry...

Dowry, Dowry law in India, Economics 1162  Words | 4  Pages

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dowry system in india

Dowry is derived from the ancient Hindu customs of ‘kanyadan’ and ‘stridhan’. In ‘kanyadan’, the father of the bride offers the father of the groom money or property, etc whereas for ‘stridhan’, the bride herself gets jewelry and clothes at the time of her marriage, usually from her relatives or friends. In Varadakshina’, the father of the bride presents the groom cash or kind. All of these could be done voluntarily and out of affection and love. The Hindu marriage system is sacramental. According...

Dowry, Dowry law in India, Family 1038  Words | 4  Pages

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dowry outline

Pakistan government should ban the practice of dowry BPH-3 Nov 12, 2013 OUT LINE General purpose: To persuade. Specific purpose: To persuade my audience that Pakistan government should ban the practice of dowry. Central idea: To persuade my audience dowry definition, dowry in Islam, dowry deaths, laws against it and how to reduce it. Introduction: I. Good evening, respected sir and my dear fellow student, today I’m going to persuade my topic. Before proceeding to my main topic, I like...

Bride burning, Dowry, Dowry death 1077  Words | 4  Pages

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Kerala Power Plant

erala power plant EXECUTIVELADDERS.COM RAMA SANYAL – 022-40157847 / 9987045444 DETAILS FOR KERELA HYDRO POWER PLANT 1. 16MW Dam Hydro Electric Project, half way complete, (allotment to be revalidated by KSEB, Kerala). 2. 12000MT/anum Ferrosilicon manufacturing Plant. 3. Land at Avinashi , Pondicherry, & Periyar Vaigai (Kumaly) 4. 6.6 MW (Periyar Vaigai) and 3MW (Siruvani) Hydro projects (allotted – to be revalidated by TNEB). Total exposure: 125.00 Cr, ...

Asset, Balance sheet, Capital asset 807  Words | 4  Pages

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Mahr and Dowry: Two Very Different Concepts

“Mahr and Dowry: Two Very Different Concepts” Thesis: By defining and explaining Mahr and Dowry, then differentiating between the two, one will gain a better understanding of each concept. Mahr and Dowry are two concepts practiced by most Muslims, from both the past and present. The concept is chosen according to the tradition or practice of their family or community. They are vastly different in both their process and outcome, which therefore results in different scenarios. By defining and...

Dowry, Husband, Islam 1689  Words | 4  Pages

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Kerala from Sangam to Dutch Period

Introduction.  Kerala has a unique Geographical position.  Kerala has a rich culture and is the meeting point of many types of ideologies, Ideas and religious views.  Travelers, merchants and rulers visited kerala and influenced its History.  Story Behind the birth Of Kerala.  Parasurama the 6th Incarnation of Lord Vishnuthrew an axe far into the sea and commanded the sea to retreat.  The land that emerged from the waters became Kerala.  From where does the term kerala come from ? ...

Dutch people, Kerala, Kochi, India 1245  Words | 5  Pages

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Tourist Destinations in Kerala

of its backwaters, beaches, Ayurveda health holidays, hill stations, wildlife, festivals, monuments and vibrant art forms, is its amazing social development indices that are on par with the developed world | | | The Important tourist spots in kerala is given below : | | | 1.Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach of Kerela, with three adjacent crescent beaches. Kovalam  has been a favorite haunt of tourists, especially Europeans, since the 1930s. A massive rocky promontory on the beach...

Kerala, Mullaperiyar Dam, Periyar National Park 1059  Words | 3  Pages

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Marriage and Dowry

SEMINAR REPORT DOWRY SYSTEM Submitted by, 1. Introduction 2. What is Dowry? 3. History 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 10. Rising number of dowry deaths in India 11. Marriage as a financial transaction 12. Conclusion Introduction Today, Indian society is surrounded with many problems such as unemployment, illiteracy...

Arranged marriage, Bride burning, Bride kidnapping 2869  Words | 7  Pages

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013 Kerala Solar Panel Scam

013 Kerala solar panel scam From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 2013 Kerala solar panel scam involved a fraudulent solar energy company, Team Solar, in Kerala, India, which used two women to create political contacts with links even to the Chief Minister's office, duped several influential people to the tune of 70 million Rupees, by offering to make them business partners, or by offering to install solar power units for them, and receiving advance payments for the same. Contents   [hide]  1 Incident...

Kerala, V. S. Achuthanandan 1840  Words | 4  Pages

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swot analysis of kerala medical tourism and marketing strategy

kerala medical tourism swot analysis Promote health tourism, say US-based Malayalis By Indo Asian News Service | Friday, December 01, 2006 | 1:05:16 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) 0 Comment Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) Kerala should appoint a brand ambassador to boost its health tourism industry in the US, says an umbrella grouping of Malayalis based abroad. Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) Kerala should appoint a brand ambassador to boost its health tourism industry in the US, says an umbrella grouping...

Cardiac surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, December 1 772  Words | 3  Pages

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Kerala Tops National Crime Records Bureau

Kerala CPI-M leader arrested in murder case Tweet Is God's own Country, the country's crime capital? So says the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) about Kerala, the country's showpiece for human development. According to NCRB's latest annual report for 2011, Kerala ranked first in criminal activity among Indian states and union territories while the state's commercial capital Kochi held the same dubious record among Indian cities. This has provoked angry outbursts from the Kerala government...

Crime, Criminology, India 1408  Words | 5  Pages

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Dowry Death

Introduction ‘’Any Youngman who makes dowry a condition for marriage discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood.’’ ---- Gandhiji From the time immemorial the crime against the women existed ,only pattern varied with time and place. Women always have been at receiving end of male dominated...

Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 2597  Words | 7  Pages

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Dowry Play

THE DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT 1961 ACT NO. 28 OF 1961 [20th May, 1961] An Act to prohibit the giving or taking of dowry. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows.1. Short title, extent and commencement. 1. Short title, extent and commencement. (1) This Act may be called the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. (2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jam and Kashmir. (3) It shall come into force on such date' as the Central Government may, by notification...

Bride price, Dower, Dowry 1091  Words | 3  Pages

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Marriage and Dowry

Our society is suffering from many social evils at the moment. The dowry system is prevalent virtually in all parts of India. Dowry has been defined by a young lady as "the price paid by the parents for getting their daughters the post of a daughter-in-law". Parents pay huge sums of money so that their daughters may secure a satisfactory and permanent post. Unfortunately, the whole affair has assured the proportions of a scandal. The groom's parents try to extract the maximum from a matrimonial alliance...

Boy, Dowry, Dowry law in India 1124  Words | 3  Pages

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The Dowry System

young bride to the family after ‘paying’ a good amount to bride’s parents. Even in this cyber century we see this being followed deliberately in the educated society and the greatest, disgusting evil that comes out of this marginalization is the “dowry system” or as it is presently called ‘The gift system’ .An embryo formed with two X chromosome is hunted from the very stage when it is called ‘she’ or ‘girl’. And then it is what Simon de Bouveire said, “A WOMAN IS NOT BORN. SHE IS MADE”.          A...

Dowry, Dowry law in India, Family 967  Words | 3  Pages

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Kerala Trip 12febto24feb

Itinerary for Kerala Day 1: ( 12 feb, 2015) Pick up from Cochin Airport ( Flight arrives at 2:00 pm) Transfer to hotel ( Hotel Abaam cochin) Opposite Vyttila Mobility Hub, Kaniampuzha Road, Vyttila Kochi, Kerala 682019 India local sight seeing and Relax overnight. Day 2:( 13 feb, 2015) Sightseeing around Cochin during the day [Dutch palace, Santa Cruz basilica, Vasco House, St. Francis Church, Jew Town, Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing Nets etc Relax overnight in hotel\ Resort ( Hotel Abaam...

Coastal settlements in India, Kanyakumari, Kerala 427  Words | 2  Pages

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Dowry in India

DOWRY PRACTISE IN INDIA The practice of giving dowry is common in our country. Dowry is the money or gifts given to a daughter by her parents at the time of her marriage. Unfortunately, this has become a social problem. The family of the boy demands large sums of money from the girl’s parents. For this reason the birth of a daughter is considered a curse in our society. She is considered as a financial burden on the family. The boy’s family considers it as their right to make demands and a lot of...

Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 2239  Words | 6  Pages

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“The Dowry System In India” 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. Even modern, well-educated families start saving up money for their daughter's dowry as soon as she is born so what can one expect from the uneducated masses, whose only form of education is tradition?  When demands for dowry are not met, the bride is subject to torture, and often even killed. The reason many parents don't...

Dowry, Family, Government 782  Words | 2  Pages

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Dowry System

An essay on evils of dowry system in India. Dowry system is as old as man is. The dowry system is a social evil. It is prevalent in all parts of India and almost in all the countries of the world.In India many of the traditional customs have been given up, but the custom of dowry has not only continued, but flourished over the years. Even in the old age the dowry system was in vogue and dowry was used as means for striking a good match. In due course dowry became an integral part of the marriage...

Dowry, Dowry death, Dowry law in India 1125  Words | 5  Pages

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Kerala is a state in India. It is located on the south-western region of the country. It was created on 1 November 1956, with the passing of the States Reorganisation Act bringing together the areas where Malayalam was the dominant language. The state has an area of 38,863 km2 and is bordered by Karnataka to the north, Tamil Nadu to the south and the east and the Lakshadweep Sea towards the west. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital and largest city of Kerala. Kochi and Kozhikode are the other major...

Ashoka the Great, India, Karnataka 668  Words | 2  Pages

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Dowry, an Investment System

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 system which is where the husband gives cattle, land or goods in exchange for a woman’s hand in marriage (Schwimmer, 2002). This is mostly practiced in Africa among traditional households, where it...

Bride kidnapping, Bride price, Dower 1154  Words | 4  Pages

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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 family but in hilly areas it is opposite. SOCIAL EVIL A Social evil is any action or consequence that causes pain and suffering to a person or many members of a society. These are the anti-social works...

Dowry, Dowry law in India, Family 1044  Words | 3  Pages

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FAITH KABUGI INFORMATIVE SPEECH TOPIC: Kikuyu dowry procedures GENERAL PURPOSE; To inform SPECIFIC PURPOSE; I will inform my audience of the dowry procedures required Before a man gets married to a girl from the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya THESIS; Dowry payment precedes a wedding in the Kikuyu tribe [the largest ...

Bride price, Dower, Dowry 1276  Words | 4  Pages

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Creating a Blended Household by Ann Marie Plane: Synopsis

did occur. There were rules in place for this too. The laws were laid out and enforced strictly as to protect women and their dowries. Shocking to me was the fact that even back then, women were one’s who petitioned for divorce over men. I suppose this was to protect what was rightfully theirs. The rules for protecting dowries were outlined in An Act Concerning the Dowry of Widows, 1672. Reading this and making sense of what was is somewhat perplexing. But in reality, comparing those times to...

Dowry, Family, Family law 1062  Words | 3  Pages

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A Dreadful Evil--Dowry

A Dreadful Evil--Dowry As soon as I opened my eyes I saw the big and bold headline on the newspaper, “Dowry tales: Woman set on fire by husband, in-laws.” According to reports, “24-year-old Jyoti died after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws on Sunday as her parents could not meet dowry demand of 10000 dollars.” (live). Day by day this dreadful evil is taking away so many lives. One dowry death is reported every 77 minutes.(Sinha) Reading the Newspaper I remembered...

Dowry, Dowry law in India, Girl 1606  Words | 6  Pages

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Bride Burning, Murders and Dowry Pressure in India

Bride Burning, 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 B. Under Reporting of Cases C. Inconsistencies between police reports and Victim Accounts D. Dowry Pressure leads to Suicide for some dowry harassed victims III...

Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 2229  Words | 7  Pages

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Marriage and Dowry Prohibition Act

Introduction The system of giving dowry to girls in marriage is an ancient Indian custom. It is infact that portion of the parent’s wealth which they wish to give to the daughter. This helps the girls in question and the groom to start a home of their own. However, it is very sad that this custom has been vitiated in our times, and the system has become a menace, a social evil in our society. Wedding are no longer happy events, but keep the brides, parents on tenterhooks lest the groom’s family...

Divorce, Dowry, Dowry law in India 2188  Words | 6  Pages

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Final Term Paper Dowry System In Indi

Section: GEOG-105C-02 Semester: Fall 2013 Professor’s Name: Prof. Silva Meybatyan Student’s Name: Pooja Adhikari Student Contact: (202)- 664-4294(Cell Phone) Email: pooja.adhikari@udc.edu Title of Assignment: Dowry System in India Certification of Authorship: I certify that I am the author of this paper and that any assistance I received in its preparation is fully acknowledged and disclosed in the paper. I have also cited any sources from which I used data,...

Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 1636  Words | 9  Pages

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Maxis Marketing Plan

approached the second plantiff father of the first plaintiff in order to arrange a marriage between his son and the second plaintiff daughter. A few days later, members of the two families met and drew up a written agreement (with provisions for a dowry of RM3,000 and RM5,000 for breach of the agreement known as the penalty clause) to effect the marriage. Next morning,the ceremony of Nichayartham, the customary manner of rectifying a betrothal was performed and at which the second plaintiff presented...

Breach of contract, Contract, Contractual term 719  Words | 3  Pages

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Dowry: Marriage and Young Women

 Dowry as Social Evil!!! There are many dead, rotten, harmful and old traditions and customs that still prevail in our society. They are a blot on the fair name of our culture and civilization. Dowry system is one of these curses. It has been customary to give cash and many valuable articles by the parents of a girl in her marriage, to the bridegroom. This evil practice; s spreading rapidly in spite of loud protests, legislations, public...

Andreas Wilson, Dowry, Dowry law in India 1038  Words | 3  Pages

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indian culture

context of dowry. Dowry practice’s in South Asian society seems to be a culture-specific form of domestic violence. A dowry is known as property, gifts, goods, or money brought by a bride to her husband’s home on their marriage ("Dowry-related violence," 2010). Most of the time dowry is given by the bride’s parents for the couples to begin their family and also to show the women’s status. Sometimes a bride’s family is expected to pay for the entire marriage as part of dowry. Dowry is a common...

Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 1333  Words | 4  Pages

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Literary criticism is defined as the attempt to explain a literary work through theory. Similar in the short story “A Question of Dowry written by Siew Yue Killingly, there few theories that can be used to analysis the story. The most prominent literary criticism that can be used to explain the short story is feminism criticism and reader response. Feminism is can be defined as gender inequalities and strives for equal rights for woman. In the Indian society the women do not have any freedom...

Dowry, Family, Husband 1332  Words | 3  Pages

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Post Independent india in The God of Small Things

India. The daughter of an abusive, “ill-tempered father and a bitter, long suffering mother”, Ammu has no means of achieving freedom as she lacks both a college education, which her father felt was “an unnecessary expense for a girl” and a “suitable dowry”(38-9). Ammu’s desperation to escape a life in her parents’ house leads her to marrying the first man who proposes to her for she believes that “anything, anyone at all, would be better than returning to Ayemenem”(39). Yet, once again Ammu’s dreams...

Arundhati Roy, Bengal, India 2347  Words | 8  Pages

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Kerala, a state situated on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Named as one of the ten paradises of the world by the National Geographic Traveler,[1] Kerala is famous especially for its ecotourism initiatives.[2] Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made Kerala one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Growing at a rate of 13.31%, the tourism industry is a major contributor...

Kerala, Munnar, Thiruvananthapuram 435  Words | 2  Pages

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The Just Not Caring Essay

to death or being forced to commit suicide at someplace in India, almost every four hours for not being able to provide the demand of dowries. (Stone) The word dowry in the ordinary sense means properties or resources that are given to the bridegroom and his family at the time of marriage from the bride’s family for accepting her to their home permanently. Dowry is, therefore, a compensatory payment to the family which agrees to shelter her hypothetically for the rest of her life. (Ahmad). “The...

Bride burning, Domestic violence, Dowry 1557  Words | 4  Pages

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 DOWRY SYSTEM ABSTRACT This research paper focuses on the dowry system of pakistan . It discusses how dowry is a common problem not only in pakistan but also in other South Asian countires . The main objectives of this paper were to find why people give dowry even though most of the people are against this evil system and how the concept of dowry has changed over the years . It highlights on the issues such as domestic violence and bride...

American middle class, Bride burning, Domestic violence 2998  Words | 8  Pages

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Kerala, located on the South-western tip of India, enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in Asia. Fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveller as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world. Wedged between the Western Ghats on the East and the Arabian Sea on the West, this narrow strip of land is a destination of a lifetime. Kerala is...

India, Kathakali, Kerala 529  Words | 2  Pages

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Malayala Manorama

COMPANY PROFILE Malayala Manorama is a daily newspaper in Malayalam language which is published in the state of Kerala, India. According to World Association of Newspapers, it holds a position as top 26th most circulating newspaper in the world (third largest circulating newspapers in India behind The Times of India and Dainik Jagran and most widely read daily and number one in Kerala. It was first published as a weekly on 14 March 1890, and currently has a readership of over 20 million (with a circulation...

Editing, Kerala, Kottayam 2587  Words | 7  Pages

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Causes of Female Foeticide

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 bride’s family to the groom’s family during marriage. Reasons for dowry include provision of “base funds” for the husband to start a new family, establish his household and to feed and protect the family. Another reason is to...

Abortion, Dowry, Female 1601  Words | 4  Pages

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Women in India- Safe or Not

men can take refuge under the mask of anonymity. It is male chauvinism, with the man forcing the woman into submission." Let's date back to the yesteryears before women's liberation was ever heard of. There were numerious social evils such as Sati, dowry, social outcasting of widows and such, some of which continue till this date in some villages and societies. As a 23-year-old media professional walked towards her office on a chilly morning in Bangalore, she came face to face with her assaulter —...

Black-and-white films, Bride burning, Dowry 1767  Words | 5  Pages

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Indian poet from around the 16th or 17th century, known as the father of the Malayalam language—which is the principal language of the Indian state of Kerala, spoken by 36 million people in the world.[1] In his era, Vattezhuttu, an old script originally used to write Tamil, was generally used in Kerala to write this language. However, he wrote his Malayalam poems in Arya-ezhuttu, a Grantha-based script originally used to write Sanskrit, so that he could accurately transliterate Sanskrit words into...

Brahmin, Caste system in India, India 1154  Words | 4  Pages

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Anthropolgy - Cultural Research Paper

arrangements with several men and benefit economically from them for herself and in raising children. Na-yar Hindu caste also spelled Nair. Nair is the name of a Hindu upper caste from the southern Indian state of Kerala. The Nairs were martial nobility and figured prominently in the history of Kerala. The Nairs were classed as a martial race by the British, however were de-listed after rebelling against them under Velu Thampi Dalawa, and thereafter recruited in lower numbers into the British Indian Army...

Battle of Colachel, India, Kerala 1036  Words | 3  Pages

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a betrothal, the two people join hands. He gives her a ring to be worn on the right hand. It changes to the left at the wedding. They seal the contract with a kiss, and signatures. A marriage contract includes provision both for the bride's dowry and for a jointure, or settlement, in cash and property by the husband's family, which guarantees her welfare should her husband die first. If he breaks the marriage contract without good cause, he has to give back any tokens or gifts received. ...

Betrothal, Dower, Dowry 609  Words | 3  Pages

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Arranged Marriage in India - 1

marriage is the dowry system. The dowry is the process of giving the groom’s family assets from the bride’s family. The dowry can come in many forms depending on the family’s social class. The dowry can be furniture, gold, property, cash, or anything else of value. Recently, many grooms and their families have become quite greedy in demanding outrageous gifts. Tremendous pressure is then put upon the bride’s family to produce these demands. If the demands are not met the result may be “dowry death”. This...

Arranged marriage, Bride kidnapping, Courtship 1737  Words | 5  Pages

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Delpr Ve 2 Bride Burning

of her in-laws than to move one of those “shelters”. (Page 2, line 11-12) As mentioned before Thakur is the feature writer of the article and is one of the founding members of the international organization called “The No-dowry Society”. The organization is fighting against dowry and bride burning and is currently trying to eradicate such things. This is also the basis for this article. With Thakur being so devoted to the problem, he knows exactly how the women´s circumstances are and truly understands...

Abuse, Dowry, Harassment 849  Words | 2  Pages

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Marriages in Nigeria

Accordingly, there is pressure on the bride and bridegroom to make the marriage work as any problem will usually affect both families and strain the otherwise cordial relationship between them. In most Nigerian cultures, the man usually pays the dowry or bride-price and is thus considered the head of the family. Adultery is acceptable for men, but forbidden for women. Marriage ceremonies vary among Nigerian cultures. Idoma marriage. The Idoma people live in central Nigeria, in the Benue State...

Bride price, Dowry, Family 1192  Words | 3  Pages

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Defoe's Roxana and the Discourse of Marriage

equates to servitude, slavery and imprisonment. She justifies her aversion to marriage on the basis of her unhappy and misfortunate union with her first husband, the brewer. Born to a fairly wealthy family, Roxana, as she is later called, is given a dowry of £2,000 and married off to a brewer at the age of fifteen. With her first husband she lives a moderate, comfortable lifestyle, yet she is still unhappy. She finds him to be a handsome, jolly man with very little intelligence. Roxana herself advises...

Adultery, Alimony, Dowry 2381  Words | 6  Pages

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The Value of Early Marriage in Islam

for her to find somebody similar in age. Enormous dowries are another source of fitna in this regard, and this practice has been condemned in the ahadeeth: 1. The Prophet (s) said: "The best of women...are those who ask for low dories." 2. Imam as-Sadiq (as) states: "The blessed of women are those who ask for small living expenses, and the evil of them are those who are demanding in terms of living expenses."3 The practice of large dowries is even more haram, however, because it is almost...

Dowry, Family, Girl 1618  Words | 4  Pages

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Tyranny of customs

life. Tales of the tyranny of Indian social customs are innumerable. Dowry system, taboo attached to inter-caste, and widow remarriage, practice of untouchability and purdah system are a few convincing examples. It is because of the dowry sytem that girls are considered economic liability, unwanted and inferior. Many families have been ruined and many young girls have committed suicide because of this cruel and evil custom of dowry. It has played havoc with the lives of young girls and boys. Many young...

Customs, Dowry, Marriage 2718  Words | 7  Pages

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The Nayar of India

not indigenous to Kerala, as many customs and traditions distinguish them from other Pearlites. According to one theory, Nair’s are descendants of the NE wars of Nepal, who joined the Munds exodus and later migrated to Kerala. The most prominent argument given to support their theory are the presence of different pagoda – like architectural style of Nair Theravadas and Temples and the practice of Matrilineal system of inheritance similar to both Nair’s and Ne wars. In Kerala of Southwest India...

Caste system in India, India, Indigenous peoples 878  Words | 3  Pages

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