Dowry in 21st-Century India

  title={Dowry in 21st-Century India},
  author={Priya Banerjee},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  pages={34 - 40}
  • Priya Banerjee
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Sociology
  • Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
The World Health Organization (2009) implicates deep-rooted cultural and social norms as influential contributing factors toward physical and intimate partner violence against women. The dowry system is a social practice that perpetuates the oppression, torture, and murder of women in India. The practice of dowry is an expected part of marriage in cultures where arranged marriages are the norm. Violence can occur when the dowry or bride-price is deemed unsatisfactory by the recipient. In India… 

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