Dowry: A Study in Attitudes and Practices

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Inter-India Publications, Jan 1, 1993 - Social Science - 112 pages
Dowry has been defined as that property which is obtained from the parents of the bride by the groom or his parents under duress, coercion, or pressure. It thus, can hardly be classified as gifts willingly made to the bride and bridegroom. The problem of dowery is related to women. it is being increasingly felt that women will be able to free themselves from all social and economic dependence as soon as they are economically independent. The present book is an attempt in the direction of providing systematic empirical evidence: wheter economic independence can solve the problem of dowry. An attempt has been made in this book to investigate the differences of attitudes between the working and non-working women towards dowry. The book is immensly useful for the student of social sciences and law.

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