OK The Dowry System and Women in India Dowry has become a very common word and it is practiced in Indian society without any inhibitions or ill feelings.
Bride Burning is one of the most common methods used to murder brides. They make supreme sacrifices to save money for their daughter's marriage.
If they do not receive the dowry and the bride fights back, she is then murdered. The findings of MacDonell and Keith are similar to Witzel, and differ from Tambiah; they cite ancient Indian literature suggesting bridewealth was paid even in brahma - and daiva -types of marriage associated with the Brahmanic priestly upper caste.
The definition of patriarchy is when in a society or government, men hold the power that women are excluded from. Main article: Domestic violence in India Domestic violence includes a broad spectrum of abusive and threatening behavior which includes physical, emotional, economic and sexual violence as well as intimidation, isolation and coercion.
This helped prevent family wealth break-up and provided security to the bride at the same time. You can find a lot of information on this social evil on the Internet and in books available on women's issues in India.