Question: How do Indian arranged marriages work?

In typical arranged marriages, the parents decide every facet of the process and the prospective bride and groom just show up at the prearranged date of marriage. The parents send out words through that they are looking for a match for their child through their social circle (neighbors and relatives).

Are arranged marriages normal in India?

Arranged marriage is a tradition in the societies of the Indian subcontinent, and continue to account for an overwhelming majority of marriages in the Indian subcontinent.

What is the process of arranged marriage?

An arranged marriage is a marriage arranged by someone other than the persons getting married, curtailing or avoiding the process of courtship. The match could be selected by a matchmaking agent, marriage websites, or trusted third party.

Are arranged marriages part of Indian culture?

Arranged marriages have been part of the Indian culture since the fourth century. The practice of arranged marriages began as a way of uniting and maintaining upper caste families. Eventually, the system spread to the lower caste where it was used for the same purpose (see Caste System in India).

What is Indias divorce rate?

The ability to dissolve a marriage is a privilege most Indian women dont have. Out of 1000, only 13 marriages end in divorce in India. “1.36 million people in India are divorced. That is equivalent to 0.24% of the married population, and 0.11% of the total population,” said a 2016 BBC report.

Why divorce rate is so high in India?

The causes of increasing divorce rate are domestic violence, effect of western culture, physical and mental abuse and so on. In Hindu marriage act, divorce has basic grounds on which the Hindu couples can seek to the remedy of divorce.

Why is the divorce rate so low in India?

One of the major reason for low rate of divorce in India is a Arrange marriage. Arranged marriages have been the tradition in Indian society for centuries. Even today an overwhelming majority of Indians in India have their marriages planned by their parents and other respected family-members.

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