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Changing Trends Of Marriage In Modern India #WomenOnTheMove

Posted: February 1, 2017

The most dynamic social institution in India — marriage, is going through a paradigm shift. A closer look at the changing trends with #WomenOnTheMove.

Marriage is an important social institution of Indian society and has long been endorsed as an important stage in one’s life. It has been accorded a lot of importance historically too.

Marriage has always been obligatory and unavoidable for an average Indian. Marriages in India enjoy a broad consensus and play a pivotal role as a means of procreation and carrying forward lineage. While the feelings of the couple in question were not completely unimportant (we only have to look at historical romances, even in the Indian context), marriage was mostly looked at as a social necessity that was more about community and family, and a legitimate and moral way to permit sexual relations and have children.

Of late it has been observed that the institution of marriage in India is undergoing a drastic change. This change is mainly due to economic prosperity and the internet revolution. The internet has exposed people to the different social trends prevalent across the world and has revolutionized the institution in an otherwise conservative Indian society.

Last week, we had our weekly #WomenOnTheMove chat over at Twitter, where we discussed how the script of marriage as an institution is changing in modern India and looked into some of the factors responsible for this change. This is what they said.

(If you’re not yet following Women’s Web on Twitter, do now, and you can come over for the chat too, every Wednesday 6-7PM IST).

Why marry?

Companionship

Love

The rising trends!

More of inter-caste & inter-faith marriages

 Marriage is sharing responsibilities

Marriage — no more an obligation but a choice

Love being given a chance

Qualities women look for in their partners

Remarriages — is the attitude changing?

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