History of arranged marriage in india


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History of arranged marriage in india

  1. 1. History of Arranged Marriage in India “First comes marriage, then comes love.” Esthela Caito History 141 Arguello
  2. 2. - The concept of arranged marriage in India has gone through many changes over time. <ul><li>Arranged marriages have been important in Indian culture since the fourth century. </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged marriages are marriages that are set up by people other than those who are getting married. </li></ul>-The individuals who set up the marriage may be the parents, match making agents, matrimonial websites, or a trusted third party.
  3. 3. -Early in history, girls were married before they even reached puberty. -This was so that the girl would be married before she’d lose her virginity. <ul><li>Classical orthodox Hinduism came about in ca. 500 BC and this was a time when there was great emphasis on patriarchy and caste rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Arranged marriages took place so that women would be placed under the authority of a male. </li></ul><ul><li>When a girl is a child, the father has authority over her, when the woman is married, the husband has authority over her, and when she is of old age, her sons have authority over her. </li></ul>
  4. 4. - In the modern period, the number of arranged marriages has lessened a little as social reforms have taken place & love marriages have become more popular. <ul><li>These days, Indian women can do well economically after independence of their parents. </li></ul><ul><li>They are also well educated. </li></ul><ul><li>A love marriage is one in which two people will decide to get married because they both have love and affection for one another and feel a sense of commitment and attraction. The partner does not have to be Indian in a love marriage. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>It is evident that there has been a huge change in arranged marriage in India over time. </li></ul><ul><li>Child marriages in India have declined and now the legal age for marriage in 21 years of age for men and 18 years of age for women. </li></ul><ul><li>Early in history, the bride and the groom were not asked for their consent to the marriage nor did they know anything about one another before marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>Nowadays, two people that truly seem compatible will be set up for marriage & the bride and groom have to give consent for the marriage. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sources <ul><li>http://www.culturalindia.net/weddings/arranged-marriage.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_marriage </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arranged_marriage_in_India </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lonweb.org/links/hindi/cult/005.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.haverford.edu/engl/engl277b/Contexts/arranged.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=henmRGf_67k </li></ul>