Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicInter-caste marriages

Topic: Inter-caste marriages

New marriage bill can cast the criminality net wider, draw more Indian women to courts & cops

Modi govt's bill to increase women's marriage age to 21 has been tied in knots, with questions being raised whether it can empower women or is just a quick fix.

Violence, ‘caste slurs, changed vibe’ — fallout in Delhi neighbourhood after Muslim-Dalit wedding

A mob of around 10-20 men went on a rampage in Delhi's Harijan Basti after they came to know about the couple’s marriage. Police have arrested seven persons for the violence so far.

Chances of an inter-caste marriage go up if groom’s mother is educated: Study

The rate of inter-caste marriages in India, as recently as 2011, was merely 5.82% and there has been no upward trend over the past four decades.

Why marrying within your caste isn’t a good idea — a scientific argument

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

The scientific argument for marrying outside your caste

Community-based marriage systems remain prevalent in India despite rapid urbanisation and the proliferation of smaller families.

Inter-caste marriage isn’t the problem, marrying a Dalit man is

An Indian Hindu male cannot bring himself to accept the fact that an adult woman has the liberty to love and marry as per her free will.

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

As we debate Telangana caste killings, don’t excuse courts for fanning patriarchy

Courts must stop accepting complaints from Indian parents about their daughter's choices.

Inter-caste marriages are good for health of Indians. That’s what DNA testing tells us

Around 70 generations ago, Indians stopped inter-marrying and created endogamous caste groups.

Inter-caste couples can now avail 24-hour helpline number in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu govt's initiative aims to create awareness programmes and prevent honour killings.

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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