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Traditional Marriage Customs in Rajasthan, India: A Study of Kayad Village of Ajmer District

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Agricultural Economics, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • 2College of Home Science, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 26-29, February,14 (2014)


The present research study was conducted in Kayad village of Ajmer district of Rajasthan in the year 2013. This research article focused on the traditional marriage customs in kayad village and discusses various types of marriages, attitudes, perception about marriage in Rajasthan. Data were collected by personal interview and group discussions from each family of both Hindu and Muslims cast residing in the village and have different marriage rules, regulation and customs on the basis of their religion. In the study, observed a change in the stereotype thoughts of people that they prefer education instead of proposing early marriage for girls and now priorities of both bridegrooms and brides are getting shared and people are favour for intellectual and emotional relationships rather than lifetime compromises of marriage in kayad village.


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