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Bride and the Dowry

  • Date Submitted: 11/15/2012 08:33 PM
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Marriages in India are like an event, the fresh construction of every materialistic thing makes a marriage an event which is seriously very expensive and unbelievable. From big posh wedding gardens to beautiful flower arrangements, from delicious countless cuisines to unlimited sparkling lights and fireworks, everything looks like a fairy tale. The bride is obviously the diva, the most beautiful woman of the night shining with sparkling bridal dress decorated with exquisite mouthwatering ornaments and precious and semi precious jewels. Well for a brides father the preparation starts from the day the girl is born. It’s a fact that girl and boy are raised differently in India, there upbringing has unique differences.

The girls in India are taught to sacrifice in every way, they are always considered below the male child of the family. No matter how much smart the girl is, she has to act dumb in front of her husband as the ego of the man is bigger than his love.

The double standard of Indian mentality lies in the fact that on one hand the goddess are worshipped by giving expensive donations and ornaments in temples by big entities and on other hand the girl they seek for there beloved boy has to bring loads of money and ornaments in dowry.

The bride’s father always feels helpless and insecure as you never know about the demands of the groom’s family. No matter how much rich the groom and his family is, they will demand for money as well as expensive gifts shamelessly. They never consider the hard work of the bride’s family and every preparation is considered less as the expectation level of the groom’s family is very high in general. It’s a normal affair in India.

But the biggest interesting question coming here is that dowry is illegal in India and there are tough rules and regulations which imply on both the parties. Besides this fact brides family is bound to give dowry. Why? Well there is no clear answer to this question as dowry is considered a birth...

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