Dowry in Bangladesh: Compromizing Women’s Rights

  title={Dowry in Bangladesh: Compromizing Women’s Rights},
  author={S. Huda},
  journal={South Asia Research},
  pages={249 - 268}
  • S. Huda
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • South Asia Research
Marriage negotiations for Bangladeshi Muslims involve various financial transactions including primarily the religiously sanctioned dower (mahr). Added to mahr, the practice of dowry or joutuk, demands made by the husband’s side to the bride’s side, have in the last few decades become a widespread practice supported neither by state law nor personal laws, but apparently designed to strengthen traditional patriarchal assumptions. Based on detailed fieldwork, this article discusses the historical… Expand

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