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South Asians and the dowry problem

South Asians and the dowry problem

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Published by Vistaar Publications in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Asia
    • Subjects:
    • Dowry -- South Asia -- Congresses.,
    • Murder -- South Asia -- Congresses.,
    • Uxoricide -- South Asia -- Congresses.,
    • Wives -- Crimes against -- South Asia -- Congresses.

    • About the Edition

      Collection of the main papers from three International Conferences on Dowry and Bride-Burning; the 1st and 2nd conferences were held at Harvard University in 1995 and 1996 and the 3rd at London University in 1997.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-259) and index.

      Statementedited by Werner Menski ; with a preface by Himendra Thakur.
      GenreCongresses.
      ContributionsMenski, Werner., International Conference on Dowry and Bride-Burning.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1017 .S68 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 262 p, ;
      Number of Pages262
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL164194M
      ISBN 108170368731
      LC Control Number99940412

      Asian Culture does not value women The article the post is about refers to South Asians. Girls needed a dowry to get a good husband, so having even one daughter could be a financial burden to a poor family. Where the family had a business, trade or farmed male children would be expected to work in it, without them the business might. Asian Culture does not value women At the end of the day the problem is organised religion. With a few exceptions, most of the ingrained notions of male superiority are codified in religious texts. No, religion did not start this nonsense, but the idea of living your life in compliance with a book written hundreds, if not thousands of years. tices, such as the dowry, the burka, honour killings and forced marriag-es, have reinforced within British In their book From Homebreakers to Jailbreakers (Gupta ), South Asian-led do- South Asian women. The problem, it seems, is that domestic violence.


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Get this from a library. South Asians and the dowry problem. [Werner Menski; University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies.;] -- Collection of the main papers from three International Conferences on Dowry and Bride-Burning; the 1st and 2nd conferences were held at Harvard University in and and the 3rd at London.

Get this from a library. South Asians and the dowry problem. [Werner Menski;] -- Collection of the main papers from three International Conferences on Dowry and Bride-Burning; the 1st and 2nd conferences were held at Harvard University in and and the 3rd at London.

Menski, Werner F () 'New research agenda on dowry problems among South Asians'. In: Morgan, Peggy and Braybrooke, Marcus, (eds.), Testing the global ethic: Voices from the. Menski, Werner F, ed. () South Asians and The Dowry Problem.

Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books and School of Oriental & African Studie. Full text not available from this repository. Buy South Asians and the Dowry Problem by Dr. Werner Menski from Waterstones today. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: South Asians and the dowry problem brings together 12 very interesting chapters by nine different authors and gives an excellent and thought-provoking account of dowry-giving and dowry-related violence amongst South Asian communities.

The main aim of the book is to save lives both by promoting awareness of dowry-related murders (which kill or maim. And cases of dowry deaths are being reported. Drawing on papers from three international conferences, this book reviews the law of dowry and the problems of its enforcement in India, its impact on Pakistan, Bangladesh and the UK.

It also reports on dowry and hypergamy among Gujeratis and the excesses of dowry giving among Sikhs in Britain. South Asians and the Dowry Problem edited by Werner Menski; Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, pp Subscribers please login to access full.

A dowry is a transfer of parental property, gifts, or money at the marriage of a daughter (bride). Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride's parents, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride's family to the groom or his family, ostensibly for the bride.

South Asians and the Dowry Problem. Werner Menski (ed), Stoke on Trent: Trentham and School of Oriental and African Studies,ISBN 1–––8. Asian Americans: From Racial Category to Multiple Identities. Juanita Tamayo Lott, Walnut Creek, CA:. Stereotypes of South Asians are broadly believed impressions about individuals of South Asian origin that are often inconsistent with reality.

While the impressions are wrongly presumed to be universally true for all people of South Asian origin, these stereotypes adversely affect the South Asians as well as the acculturation process. With 20th century immigration of South Asians around the.

Ethnicity, Identity, Migration: The South Asian Context. University of Toronto. Centre for South Asian Studies Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto, - Ethnicity - pages.

0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. South Asians and the Dowry Problem Werner Menski No preview. The Arya Samaj movement is essentially a religious institution but became a significant force in India's religious and secular struggle for social and cultural self-determination.

Its founding in presaged the creation of independent India in This work does not attempt a detailed examination of the movement but provides an outline of its growth and philosophy in the light of the work Reviews: 1. The story above brings together many facets of abuse in the South Asian community.

Domestic violence, while it is not unique to South Asians, takes on new and complex dimensions within the South Asian context.

Due to various cultural factors, abuse and its effects in the South Asian community become complicated, and the problem continues to fester. Laws introduced in South Asia banning the exchange of a bride price in arranged marriages led to a rise in implicit dowries, with marriage partners giving the dowry being maltreated and abandoned.

Current bride shortages in South Asia are contributing to more families seeking partners for their sons from North : Noorfarah Merali. South Asians and the Dowry Problem Werner Menski Drawing on papers from three international conferences, this book reviews the law of dowry and the problems of its enforcement in India, and its impact on Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Bride burning or bride-burning is a form of domestic violence practiced in countries located on or around the Indian subcontinent.A category of dowry death, bride-burning occurs when a young woman is murdered by her husband or his family for her family's refusal to pay additional dowry.

The wife is typically doused with kerosene, gasoline, or other flammable liquid, and set alight, leading to. South Asians and the Dowry Problem (Group on Ethnic Minority Studies (Gems),6,) liked it avg rating — 1 rating — published Want to Read saving /5(10). The problem of escalating dowry demands and related post-marriage atrocities on wives at matrimonial homes in contemporary Bengal has become a matter of serious concern for : Biswajit Ghosh.

Sen, Bisakha () ‘Why Does Dowry Still Persist in India. An Economic Analysis Using Human Capital’, in W. Menski (ed.) South Asians and the Dowry Problem, pp.

75 – New Delhi: Vistaar. Cited by: 6. • South Asians and the Dowry Problem Author: Menski Werner Publisher: Vistaar Publications Language: English New Delhi, GRZU LQ NHUDOD A Project undertaken in the State of Kerala by Jananeethi with The Federal Grant of American Centre, New Delhi.

In South Korea, too, the current number of marriage-age men is much larger than the available women. This is because South Korea had the worst gender-at-birth imbalance in the world in the s. Parents still clung to their traditional beliefs about the ideal family, even as the economy grew explosively and people became : Kallie Szczepanski.

Pradip Rodrigues Mississauga, February 13 (CINEWS): A whopping 40 to 50 percent of all marriages in North America WILL end in divorce this year.

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CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people. Dowry is a common practice in many South Asian countries, including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri expected value of the dowry has risen in recent decades.

This phenomenon has led to a sharp increase in "dowry deaths" since the s.A "dowry killing" occurs when a new wife is murdered by her husband or in-laws if they are unhappy with her, rather than sending her back. The transmission of large sums of money, jewelry, cash, and other goods from the bride's family to the groom's family is called Dowry.

Dowry has a serious consequence on female health and violence. Abuse of women in the South Asian communities in North America is no longer a matter of conjecture, even though it might still be a matter of relative silence.

in the past two decades, South Asian women's activism against domestic violence has indelibly changed the landscape of the community and the larger nation. the skepticism that many of us early activists faced when bringing up the issue.

‘ Legal Strategies for Curbing the Dowry Problem ’ in Werner Menski (ed.), South Asians and the Dowry Problem, pp. 97 – New Delhi: Vistaar Publications. Google ScholarCited by: 5. Why Dowry does not exist among Indian South Africans.

MAIN FEATURES. OF ARTICLE. Background to Indentured Labourers. Essential features of the Wedding Ceremony. Semblances of Dowry in SA. Dowry as practised in India. Lobola/lobolo system in Africa. B Rambilass Profile. ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN: “SOUTH ASIANS AND THE DOWRY PROBLEM”. The disjuncture between the exclusion of South Asia from the geographical framework of Asian American studies and the incorporation of South Asians as ethnic and literary subjects in the field is a problem of locality, one that is constituted by the intellectual parameters of the : Bakirathi Mani.

South Asians strong ethnic identity is transformed from a single intact identity to a hyphenated or hybrid identity when they take on a partial American identity South Asian-Americans Most of the South Asian immigrants are able to function with a dual identity or develop a fused identity as Asian Indian Americans or Pakistani Americans to name.

Menski, Werner () 'Introduction: New concerns about abuses of the South Asian dowry system.' In: Menski, Werner, (ed.), South Asians and the dowry problem. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham Books, pp. Journal of South Asian Women’s Studies (Asiatica Association), –7.

Menski (ed.), South Asians and the Dowry Problem, Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books (Ethnic Minority Studies series),pp.

21– ‘Some traditional Indian views on menstruation and female sexuality.’. erner Menski.W South Asians and the Dowry Problem. New Delhi: Vistar Publications, Pp Rs. (paper).

The very title of the book stirs up scary violence perpetrated on South Asian women because of dowry, a social evil that continues to afflict South Asian societies.

The book is a collection of papers presented by academicians and. The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama caught my eye as a possible light break.

It was actually perfect for a fun comfort read about a culture that I love reading about. In the story Mr. Ali, a retired civil service worker, opens a matchmaking business on the veranda of his house in an attempt to keep himself busy and out of his /5().

Awareness about mental health, emotional health and overall well-being in the South Asian community by providing culturally-sensitive information as well as helpful resources and tips. South Asian Network. South Pioneer Blvd. Suite 1. Artesia, CA Help line () Office () Fax: ()   The practice of dowry needs to be abolished in all South Asian cultures.

The bride's father should not be expected to disproportionately pay for the : Alex Sangha. It is not ending because INDIAN society has imposed a mad goal that every girl has to be married and produce babies!!.

Unless we change this GOAL and bring in EQUALITY - DOWRY cannot STOP Here is my solution - I am putting a warning upfront that. Dowry is a strong South Asian tradition, whereby both families discuss the amount of items and gifts to be exchanged between the families of the bride and the groom; for example the groom’s family may offer gold, land or money, whichever is convenient to the bride to by: 3.

African marriage systems do share several characteristics. They almost always involve the transfer of dowry—cash, goods, or services—from the groom or his family to the bride’s family.

This exchange is both real and symbolic, as it marks the woman’s passage from one social group to the other. Thus, for Africans, marriage is a matter. Explore the practice of arranged marriages in today’s society. Discover how an arranged marriage is still practiced by different cultures around the world.

The latest lifestyle advice from.NUTSHELL: This poor book is so confused, just like its protagonists. 3. Hey! Don't pick on the book! I suppose a book can't help what it is -- but its writer can, and its writer missed a few of the more obvious novel-writing lessons/5.‘The Sikh Grand Narrative’ (with ), in Palliative Care amongst South Asians, edited by et al.

Quay Books, ‘Dowry among Sikhs in Britain’, in South Asians and the Dowry Problem, edited by Werner Menski. Trentham Books, Journals ‘Understanding and Coping with Diversity in Healthcare’.