Effects of Inbreeding on Health among Dhankut – An Endogamous Group of Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh

  • Alok Chantia
  • Published 2008

Abstract

India is characterised by a number of endogamous castes, tribes and religious communities with different types of marriages. Consanguineous marriages are very much prevalent in South India. But it is considered a taboo in North India. In Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, a group called Dhankut is practicing consanguineous marriages as their culture for… (More)

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