Consumerism and the Indian Dowry
The dowry system was created in Greek and Roman times and later spread from Europe to India and South Asia. Traditionally, it meant the money, goods, or estate that a woman and her family doled out to her husband in marriage. While the dowry practice has lost traction elsewhere, it’s booming in modern India, bringing with it a collision between the old and the new.
- Friday, 28 June 2013