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A Sociological Insight into the Institution of Marriage:A Case Study of Kashmir Culture
Life full of surprises, you never know what is stored for you in its next move. Nothing stops for you, everything is just going. Sometime at any stage when we look back we get puzzled by the change; we forget that when we have not remained the same how we can expect the world to be stagnant for us. In this passage of change, marriage has also altered itself to fit the demands of time. Marriage as an institution has different connotations in different societies. Let us forget about the different societies and talk about the different time spans through which this institution has gone and amended by the people accordingly. What is change I am talking about? It is the structural and functional aspect of this very institution which has turned complex from simple and very complex from within. What are the reasons for this complexity? We will try to justify them through certain interviews in this paper. Kashmiri society can be considered orthodox and conservative one in comparison to other metro states of India. Being Muslim state marriage here is both religious as well as legal matter. We will not discuss what marriage is, how it is being practised but will try to understand the inner subject matter of it and its interior sensitivity and how it has gone affected.
Kashmir, Culture, Marriage, Love, Divorce.
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