An analysis of consanguineous marriage in the Muslim population of India at regional and state levels

  title={An analysis of consanguineous marriage in the Muslim population of India at regional and state levels},
  author={R. Hussain A. H. Bittles},
  journal={Annals of Human Biology},
  pages={163 - 171}
Consanguineous marriage is widely favoured in a large majority of the world's Islamic populations. According to recent estimates, the resident Muslim population of India is over 100 million. However, apart from a few numerically small or geographically defined surveys, little is known about their patterns of marriage preferences since partition of the Indian Subcontinent in 1947. This study seeks to determine the prevalence and patterns of consanguineous marriages contracted among Indian… 
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