ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Child Marriage, Government and NGOs

The focus on the child marriage ceremonies which take place during 'akha teej' in Rajasthan has an upper caste and class bias and is a misinterpretation of a dalit and OBC custom. In the name of being modern, it is another chance to oppress dalits and OBCs, while shifting the focus from dowry deaths, the tortured existence of widows, etc, among the upper castes.

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