Marriage change in rural India, 1921-1981.

  • Koheli Banerjee
  • Published 1998 in
    The history of the family : an international…


"In the early twentieth century, marriage age of both sexes in India was unusually low, even by the standards of other Asian societies of the era. Although early marriage in the form of child marriage occurred throughout the Indian subcontinent, there were regional differences in the extent of the practice. The article examines influences on the marriage… (More)