A dowry is a transfer of parental property, gifts, property or money upon the marriage of a daughter bride. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groom , or his family, to the bride, or her family, dowry is the wealth transferred from the bride, or her family, to the groom, or his family. Similarly, dower is the property settled on the bride herself, by the groom at the time of marriage, and which remains under her ownership and control. Dowry is an ancient custom, and its existence may well predate records of it.
Dowry System - Term Paper
In: Social Issues. The objectives of this research were to substantiate the effect, favoritism and involvement of people in Dowry system. This research notified that dowry creates imbalance in the status of women and it affect women mentally and physically. Dowry is also a cause of endorsing greed and conflicts in the society. Majority of people are involved in dowry system whether they are educated or illiterate. However, most of the respondents are against this system.
Dowry System in Nepal. The Main Problem of (Terai,Madesh) Nepal
Although the dowry has become a tool of economic exploitation against women and the number of dowry-related murders appears to be on the rise, coercive dowry agreements are currently only a nominally punishable crime in Nepal and most are made with impunity. Nepal has acceded to most major human rights treaties, but many legal provisions and policies are still discriminatory against women. Laws related to dowry are not implemented effectively due to weak governance and the patriarchal mindset. In this context, Nepali women do not have equal rights.
The human mind is far more complex than humans themselves realize. The concept of free will and its limits can alter either the person or their life. The fear of the worst to occur is what fuels these people to encourage unreliable reasons for misinterpreted conduct. An example in Peyton Place, was Rodney Harrington.