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Dowry Law

Author: Infobase,; BBC (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BBC, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2003] 2019. ©2003
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Every six hours in India, a young woman is beaten to death, driven to commit suicide or burnt alive in a 'cooking accident' at home. Most of these deaths are the result of arguments over dowry cash. It can cost up to $100,000 to find an Indian bride a groom, but that cash incentive has turned India's marriage market into a dangerous arena of lower caste families keen to push their daughters into a better life and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; BBC (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1103208012
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by BBC, 2003.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 23, 2019.
Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (44 min., 2 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: Wedding Season (2:05); Dowry Harassment (4:54); Tihar Jail (5:21); Arranged Marriage (8:45); Bride's Death (5:47); Sharma's Suicide Note (4:39); Death by Suicide? (3:08); Burn Victims (3:54); Women's Police Cell (4:29); Credits: Dowry Law (0:42);
Responsibility: BBC.

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Every six hours in India, a young woman is beaten to death, driven to commit suicide or burnt alive in a 'cooking accident' at home. Most of these deaths are the result of arguments over dowry cash. It can cost up to $100,000 to find an Indian bride a groom, but that cash incentive has turned India's marriage market into a dangerous arena of lower caste families keen to push their daughters into a better life and rapacious mothers-in-law looking to feather the family nest. Adam Mynott asks: why, in a country hurtling towards economic prosperity, is dowry crime on the rise?

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