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Dowry System in India

  • Date Submitted: 06/26/2011 02:11 AM
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The dowry system is one of the greatest social evils in India. Day in and day out we hear reports of dowry deaths. Many dear daughters of their parents have been snatched from them by this demon of dowry.Much of the corruption that we speak of prevailing in our society can be attributed to dowry system.People hoard illegal wealth because they have to incur heavy dowry expediture at the time of marriage of their daughters. This evil is eating into the vitals of Indian society and real process stands baulked.
drowry system is noy a phenomenon of the present day Indian society only. we have inherited it from past. There is mention of rich dowry being given by parents to their daughters at the time of their marriage in our mythologicl stories. The custom was prevalent in forengien countries also in one forn or the other.Seleucus nicator gave a lot of jewllery,elephants and other things to chandra gupta maurya in dowry for his daughter's marriage with him. Even in other countries,it is customery on the part of parents to gifts and presents to the newly wedded couples. Almost in all societies this custom is prevalent.
                                  As a matter of fact there is nothing wrong with the custom itself. It is a   healthy custom if it is kept within proper limits.Cash or presents given to the newly wedded couples help them to start in life with ease and comfort. But why should the parents of the girl only bear the whole burden?

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