The Concept of Marriage and its Form: An Indian and Western Perspective
International Journal of Scientific Research, Volume : 4 | Issue : 12 | December 2015 • ISSN No 2277 - 8179
3 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2016
Date Written: December 20, 2015
The concept of marriage and its form has radically changed and it has some time become a status of symbol in society. There are lot of wrong notions have come up like dowry and show of wealth and status in marriage ceremony. On the other hand there are simpler form of marriage as rescriber under Special Marriage Act 1955, providing registration of marriage with no ceremony it also facilitates marriage between persons of different cast and religion. The notion under Hindus that once marriage is perform second marriage is discourage in case of death of husband. This concept has gradually changed now and widows can perform a remarriage basically for safety and security, while under the western culture male female stay together without marriage and even though there are marriages the result in break down and divorces in multiples. So gradually human society is progressing and developing with the institution of marriage though it may not be as strong as it use to be with lot of alternatives and forms and the rate of dissolution of marriage has also gone up suggesting a new trend.
Keywords: marriage, family laws, western and Indian marriage
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