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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part P (2016)

Sagotra marriages in India: Conflict of tradition and law

Author(s)
Dr. Anita Misra
Abstract
Sagotra marriages are the marriage union between the two individuals of same gotra. Such marriages have been subject of debate among intelligentsia, media, judiciary and the masses. Sagotra is an endogamous category. Almost all over India Hindus practice Sagotra exogamy (though adherence to it may vary according to the regions). In some of the regions, especially Northern India, Sagotra exogamy is a visible normative pattern. The paper investigates on the basis of information and data collected through primary and secondary sources. This is an analytical paper and explains the concept of Sagotra through the ancient text and modern law.Sagotra marriages are the marriage union between the two individuals of same gotra. Such marriages have been subject of debate among intelligentsia, media, judiciary and the masses. Sagotra is an endogamous category. Almost all over India Hindus practice Sagotra exogamy (though adherence to it may vary according to the regions). In some of the regions, especially Northern India, Sagotra exogamy is a visible normative pattern. The paper investigates on the basis of information and data collected through primary and secondary sources. This is an analytical paper and explains the concept of Sagotra through the ancient text and modern law.
Pages: 1155-1158  |  60 Views  1 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anita Misra. Sagotra marriages in India: Conflict of tradition and law. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):1155-1158.
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