New differing perceptions of dowry

PUBLISHED ON: January 20, 2008 | Duration: 4 min, 25 sec

  
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Dowry has attained new meanings among different socio-economic groups. While the affluent may avoid using the word 'dowry,' the transfer of gifts to the man's family as an obligation is still deeply entrenched. There are two faces to the Indian woman today. The public-school educated, well-informed urban young woman and the barely literate, rural woman.
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