The Dowry System in India-Social Roots

Definition of dowry

Section 2 of Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 defines dowry as under: “In this Act, ‘dowry’ means any property or valuable secur…

Dowry Prohibition Act-1961

Yet this does not always happen and brides are harassed, beaten up, are sometimes forced to commit suicide and even murdered…

Socials Consequences [Dowry]

Dowry has drastic socials consequences. Keeping in view the weakened position of women in our society , Justice Ranganath Mi…

Dowry and the Law

Introduction The evil system of dowry is rooted deep in Indian society. However, it has taken a totally different form from …

Dowry Statistics

Latest statistics issued by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that Odisha reported as many as 1,487 cases under…

Dowry related laws in India

Brief Study the British cast a disapproving eye on the practice of dowry. Indian social reformers also realized the malaise.…

Vicious Circle of Dowry

It often happens that parents will arrange the marriage of their daughters first and then of their sons. But in some familie…

Rising of Prices [Dowry]

The pressure for larger dowries is due to “the general rise in prices and the current obsession with gold and silver, the pr…

Reasons for Dowry

· Social Custom and Tradition The word ‘Custom’ can be loosely defined in anthropology and sociology as a way of thinking o…

Forms of dowry

Dowry includes those items given not just to the daughter but also to her husband and in-laws. It can vary from small gifts …

Difference between Dowry and Stridhan

Dowry is derived from the ancient Hindu customs of “Kanyadan” and “Stridhan”. In “Kanyadan” the father of the bride offers t…

Meaning of Dowry

The Latin word DOTARE is the root of the word ‘dowry’, and it means “to endow or to portion out” and it is commonly known as…

Origin of Dowry

Introduction Dowry is a practice which has been incorporated within the ancient Indian tradition of marriage, and it is beli…

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