Institutionalization of Dowry in India: Social Custom or Modern Malaise?
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
www.ijsr.net | Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed International Journal

ISSN: 2319-7064

Research Paper | Political Science | India | Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013

Institutionalization of Dowry in India: Social Custom or Modern Malaise?

Nithya N.R.

The purpose of this paper is to examine the complex social and cultural practice of dowry in India. Dowry is a payment of cash or valuable gifts from the brides family to the bridegroom upon marriage. Dowry is one of social evils which India needs to fight and eradicate totally. The paper argues that this menace of Dowry has become a social menace in modern India leading to the oppression on women, physical violence on the bride, causing a financial and emotional stress on the parents of the bride, marital conflict and so on. At the present, the practice of giving dowry is widespread and deep-rooted in the Indian society. Paying dowry at the time of marriage is almost considered to be universal rule and dowry demands are rising.

Keywords: Dowry, Dowry deaths, India, Marriage, Kerala, Women

Edition: Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013

Pages: 46 - 50

Share this Article

How to Cite this Article?

Nithya N.R., "Institutionalization of Dowry in India: Social Custom or Modern Malaise?", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=31081306, Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013, 46 - 50

86 PDF Views | 71 PDF Downloads

Download Article PDF



Similar Articles with Keyword 'India'

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 8 Issue 11, November 2019

Pages: 1539 - 1541

Federalism - Adjoining Past with Future India

Akash Chatterjee

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020

Pages: 687 - 690

India's Relations with USSR a Precursor: An Overview

Dr Abdul Azeem

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020

Pages: 691 - 692

Shift in the Soviet Policy and the Cold War Dynamics

Dr Abdul Azeem

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020

Pages: 603 - 608

Involvement of International Community in Addressing the Piracy of Somalia

Fiseha Kiros Gebremamas, Dr. Zafar Alam

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020

Pages: 1061 - 1063

E-Learning: Boon to Education System during COVID-19 Lockdown

Shally Rani

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Marriage'

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013

Pages: 46 - 50

Institutionalization of Dowry in India: Social Custom or Modern Malaise?

Nithya N.R.

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017

Pages: 1899 - 1904

Perspectives on Violent Extremism : Afghan Women

Ruqaia Tabasum

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Kerala'

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 2 Issue 8, August 2013

Pages: 201 - 203

'Kerala Model of Health': Crisis in the Neo-liberal Era

Nithya N. R.

Share this Article

Comparative Studies, Political Science, India, Volume 8 Issue 9, September 2019

Pages: 972 - 974

Comparison between Manipur and Kerala Panchayat System

Ninglum Keishing

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013

Pages: 46 - 50

Institutionalization of Dowry in India: Social Custom or Modern Malaise?

Nithya N.R.

Share this Article

Case Studies, Political Science, India, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

Pages: 905 - 913

Participatory Development and Governance in Rural India: A Case Study of Palli Sabha in Odisha

Gayadhar Malik, Dr. Smita Nayak

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Women'

Research Paper, Political Science, Tanzania, Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018

Pages: 1596 - 1601

Factors Influencing Women Participation in Politics in Tanzania: A Case Study of Arusha Region

Irene Ndossy, Samwel Werema

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 2 Issue 7, July 2013

Pages: 167 - 170

Child Labour in India: Law, Policy and Program

Sunil Kumar Jangir

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 2 Issue 9, September 2013

Pages: 46 - 50

Institutionalization of Dowry in India: Social Custom or Modern Malaise?

Nithya N.R.

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017

Pages: 1899 - 1904

Perspectives on Violent Extremism : Afghan Women

Ruqaia Tabasum

Share this Article

Research Paper, Political Science, India, Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Pages: 1618 - 1619

A Critical Estimate on Structural Violence in India

Dr. Umakanta Hazarika

Share this Article
Top