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

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Marriage Fairs among Maheshwaris-A New Matrimonial Strategy

The marriage fair organised by the maheshwaris, a caste belonging to the successful commercial and industrial community of the marwaris, gathers for two or three days hundreds of young men and women in the company of their parents and helps maheshwari families to select spouses for their children and strengthens caste endogamy. It is especially intended for poor or middle class maheshwaris, who face great difficulties in arranging the marriages of their children.

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