The History Of “Dowry”

In dowry the custom of dowry is  most common in cultures,  Dower that are strongly patrilineal and that expect women to reside with or near their husband’s family (patrilineal). Dowry have a long history in Europe, South Asia, Africa and other parts of the world.  In dowry they (these ancient Indian people) make their marriages accordance with this Dowry, for in selecting a bride they care nothing whether she has a to dowry and a handsome fortune, but in dowry look only to her beauty and other advantages of the outward person .


The dowry was a custom brought to the United States by colonists from England and elsewhere in Europe. In dowry  One legend tells how John , the dower Master of the Mint in Boston and a wealthy man, determined the dowry for his daughter Hannah’s marriage to Samuel Sewall. In dowry case John is said to have set his 18-year-old daughter onto one side of the large scales in his warehouse for Dowry. In dowry he piled shillings into the other side of the scale until he reached her weight in silver, and that was her dowry .The dowry system existed in certain Native American tribes.


In dowry the daughters of wealthy 19th century industrialists, who were able to inherit large amounts of money and property, were given “dowry” by their fathers to marry European aristocrats who held a title but had little wealth. In dowry he mutual exchange of title and wealth raised the status of both bride and groom. In India, dowry is called Dahej in Hindi, and Jahez in Arabic (derived from Islamic jahez-e-fatimi)  Dowry In far eastern parts of India, dowry is called Aaunnpot.


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