Dating a modern hindu
Muslim invaders, beginning with the Muslim King Ã¢â‚¬ËœBabarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ entered India through this route.During invasions, the looting of property and the rape of females was common.
Now sati, though still there in some small areas, is illegal.Before marriage, a list of such relatives is given to father of the bride to be.In Bania community here, even Dowry is negotiated based on the expenses incurred on the sonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s education and how much the boy is earning. It is insulting for a boy to get a bride without a dowry, and even today, on and off one can hear instances that a new bride is burned alive because of insufficient dowry.The mom apprises the father (privately and not in front of the girl) and the father pretends as if he is not aware of anything going on till some time before the marriage fixing ceremony called Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThakaÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“RokaÃ¢â‚¬Â.Ã‚Â Due to the importance placed on virginity, dating boys and girls are free to move around, but not go to bed.In many cases, father of the girl has to give approval even against his wishes because it would bring bad name to family in case girl elopes with the boy.
In cases where a woman does marry without her fatherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s approval, any younger sisters would find it difficult to get a match for her.
Ã‚Â Today Ã‚Â This area has a highly uneven male-female ratio, about 795 females per 1000 males as per 2005 statistics.
Girls are considered a liability here and female infanticide or foeticide is prevalent.
India has much diversity in terms of cultures and religions. People in North India, spanning from Jammu province to Central Indian states Delhi and Uttar Pardesh (zone 2 on the map)Ã‚Â call themselves an Ã¢â‚¬ËœAryanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ race, and believe they are a racially superior warrior class.
This article is about area 2, which is comprised of Sikhs and Hindus.
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â For choosing a date, social considerations weigh very heavily.