Meaning Marriage is an important social relationship Marriage is an institution to satisfy social, physical, psychological and economical needs of man and women Marriage forges a new social link Marriage is a universal
Definition Horton and Hunt : marriage is the approved social pattern whereby two or more person establish a family. Malinowski : marriage is a contract for the production and maintenance of children.
Monogamy : Monogamy is that form of marriage in which a man/womanremains married to only one woman/man at a time and can remarry incertain extraordinary circumstance such as a death or divorcePolygamy : In this form of marriage a man or woman is permitted tomarry more than one woman or man and live with all the wives husbandat the same timepolyandry: polyandry is that form of marriage in which a womanmarried to more than one man. In other words ,under polyandry, awoman allowed to have more than one husband at the same time.
ReferenceSociology for pre-law first year S. R Myneni