Society's obsession with the demure bride and women complying with that is more dangerous that we realise. A recent bride showed us how to do it better.
The name and surname you have from childhood is your identity and the name on all your documents. Why should marriage mean that a woman has to change it?
Behind every nagging wife is a girl with broken dreams and unfulfilled promises, trying to be the perfect partner for her imperfect male counterpart, thinking of what life could have been if not this.
Does a woman have the right to say No to anything which she doesn't want to do? In real, everyday life in a 'traditional' Indian society, I don't think so.
The author asks a very pertinent question of society and her marital family. One that is possibly the last straw in the oppression she has adjusted to as a married Indian woman.
My in-laws have often said that I don't have a right to behave as if this is my home, and my parents have told me that their home is no longer my home as they have done my kanyadaan.
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