The Practice Of Arranged Marriage In India

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Arranged marriages in India

For this paper I decided to research the practice of arranged marriages in the south Asian country of India, something that bas been considered a norm within their culture and society for years. It seems crazy to think about an arranged marriage, probably because I grew up in a society where it is not a norm. It is frowned upon to get married to someone whom we don 't actually love, yet people in India do it all the time. 95 percent of India 's marriages were arranged and according to a 2012 study, 74 percent of Indian people actually prefer arranged marriages over freely chosen marriages. It is certainly a much debated subject among different cultures because each might view the insitution of marriage
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In most cases it ends up being the parents who are dedicated to want to find their child the perfect partner. Aside from the family, match making agents and matramonial sites can also be included in the process. It all starts with things like matching the couple 's horoscope to see if they are compatable, and checking the backround of the family and their castes. It 's not always an easy process either. A lot of things go into it because the importance of it holds a high social obligation for the family in the Indian …show more content…
Most are now able to actually determine whether they want to marry that person and because of the emergence of modernized marriages in India, but there are still some, especially in select villages, where they do not give them a choice. The three distinct patterns of arranged marriages are traditional, modified traditional, and cooperative traditional patterns. What would be considered the most common feature amongst them all is that the parents are the decision makers and the only way they all differ is in the amount of participation and veto right is given to the person who is marrying. For example, in tradional arranged marriages the marrying individual has zero participation and doesn 't actually get to meet the other person until the day of their wedding. In a modified traditional arranged marriage pattern their input is at least somewhat considered during the search for their furture partner, but their power in the decision is very limited. In the cooperative traditional pattern they are able to join their family in on the decision making process and they are able to deny or accept the choices. They also get to meet the spouse before marriage, compared to the traditional mattern. At least in the modified arranged marriage pattern they formally meet beforehand, but are still given little

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