Families even look at some appalling factors such as number of siblings — brothers or sisters!! Dowry deaths also include bride burning where brides are doused in kerosene and set ablaze by the husband or his family. I personally do not just believe in something just because it is being written or said about, rather I try to find some logic in the same to believe in it.
Selection of the bride or groom is based on the status of the opposite family, their bank balance, their assets etc. These include economic factors and social factors. He translated many Indian texts into Arabicas well as wrote a memoir on Indian culture and life he observed.
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Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Despite of knowledge of transactions happening between two families, girls do not intervene since they feel that they do not have a say in all that.
Despite the new inheritance law, dowry has continued as a process whereby parental property is distributed to a daughter at her marriage by a social process, rather than after parents death by a slow court supervised process under Hindu Succession Act Bridewealth was restricted to the lower casteswho were not allowed to give dowry.