International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 5, Part A (2015)
Across region marriages: A case study of Khidwali village, Rohtak (Haryana)
In the last decade and a half, the male marriage squeeze in economically prosperous North Indian provinces such as Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh has led to men from these states to pay money to marry women, usually from underdeveloped or economically marginalized regions in Eastern India. A case study of across region marriages conducted in Khidwali village, Rohtak in January 2015. Eighteen across region brides participating in this study. The study examines the socio-cultural and economic dimensions of such marriages and also examines that how do such women adjust to a culturally different environment which is rigid and patriarchal than their own? The study finds out that the shortage of women is not common across all caste groups in the conjugal regions, but is endemic in dominate caste groups of Jats and Brahmins. This practice, however, is spreading to some lower caste groups also. The study suggests that these unusual marriages are a consequence of the combination of factors like low sex-ratio, unemployment, poverty, little land, less education, addiction and handicappedness.
How to cite this article:
Reshma. Across region marriages: A case study of Khidwali village, Rohtak (Haryana). International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(5): 26-31.