The Menace Of Dowry And Media Awareness: A Study

Dr. Payal Sen Choudhury



Dowry or Dahej is the payment in cash or/and kind by the bride's family to the bridegroom's family along with the giving away of the bride (called Kanyadaan) in Indian marriage. It is a social stigma in our society. Though it is an offence for both the giver and receiver, yet it is prevalent enormously in our society. This system puts financial burden on the bride’s family. Sometime this practice leads to crimes against woman. A number of initiative, implementation of law and social awareness drive have been implemented over the years to overcome this social menace. But still our Indian society have not been able to come out of it successfully. Media have always played an important role in the betterment of the society, overcoming superstition and social stigma.

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