EVOLUTION OF AN INDIAN BRIDE

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Gone are the days when the brides were restricted to remain within the four walls of homes. Gone are the days when the women were not allowed to show the faces in front of elders.


Let's go back in 80's and 90's when this patriarchal society did not give much privileges to the brides. They were not allowed to go out or stay outside late night. They were supposed to do all the household work and their husbands would keep demanding for all the things while laying on the bed. They were not educated. Education was meant to be given to only the males. They were deprived of their rights. They were not allowed to put their views in front of anyone. She would hide her face behind a veil in order to obey the customs and traditions. Also, they were excluded from the family if they did not give birth to a boy. All of us know about the SATI system. Uxoricide was very common. Dowry was pulled by the groom's family in order to fulfil their hunger and cupidity for money. A bride's life had been very miserable!

But, Time has changed . Now, we have brides who are treated equally good. Our society is no more patriarchal. It now considers the contentment and dreams of a women. A bride is not a bride anymore , she is treated with respect. A bride is allowed to work even after her marriage and is not forced to put on a saree or cover her face. She is allowed to work and is not restricted within the four walls of the house. She is allowed to do whatever she wishes for. Dowry system is no more in practice . Though, in some parts of India it still survives but it is hoped that it will vanish in the coming years. The birth of a baby girl is enjoyed as much as a birth of a boy. Things are changing and so is the life of a bride. We have come far and left that stereotypical mindset which is a the biggest development in the country !

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