Arranged Marriages On Indian Society Essay

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Hassan Mohamed
Professor. Dr, Gavin Healey
Writing 101
December 15th 2016
Arranged marriages in Indian society
Arranged marriages are a huge part of Indian societies, and many other societies and cultures. In Indian it is believed that arranged marriages are the most effective, if not, the only way a man and a woman should marry each other. They are right to believe in them because it works for the most part. The divorce rate is much lower in arranged marriages, rather than marriages built by “love” which commonly occurs in western civilizations. In India most of the marriages are either chosen by a third party or most likely the parents. The biggest religion in India is Hinduism. Hinduism is a religion that consists of arranged marriages and dowries, the old traditions, that the Indians practice to this day and enjoy it very much. In Hinduism one of the most important aspects is respecting your parents, and obeying their every command as well as one can. When marriage comes to mind, what would someone think of? Happiness, start of a new life, eternal love? There are advantages and disadvantages to everything in life, and that includes arranged marriages. It is a proven fact by Jennifer L. Bowman, and David C. Dollahite, in "Why Would Such a Person Dream about Heaven?" Family, Faith, and Happiness in Arranged Marriages in India." That "Arranged marriages have lower divorce rates". They talk about how marriage with live has a “very high divorce rate,” compared to…

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