Dowry among Indian Muslims

  title={Dowry among Indian Muslims},
  author={Abd ul Waheed},
  journal={Indian Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={47 - 75}
  • A. Waheed
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Sociology
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
The discourse on dowry in India has generally been confined to non-Muslim communities, with little research undertaken on dowry among Muslims. This article, based on secondary source material, surveys the practice of dowry among Indian Muslims as it has existed and continues to exist in different forms and in different regions. ‘Dowry’ is an ambiguous word that does not have a uniform or standard definition, and there are wide-ranging regional variations in people's understanding of it… 

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