Arranged marriage is a tradition in the societies of the Indian subcontinent , and continue to account for an overwhelming majority of marriages in the Indian subcontinent. Arranged marriages are believed to have initially risen to prominence in the Indian subcontinent when the historical Vedic religion gradually gave way to classical Hinduism the ca. The Indian subcontinent has historically been home to a wide variety of wedding systems. Some were unique to the region, such as Swayamvara which was rooted in the historical Vedic religion and had a strong hold in popular culture because it was the procedure used by Rama and Sita. In a swayamvara , the girl's parents broadcast the intent of the girl to marry and invited all interested men to be present in a wedding hall on a specific date and time.
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By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail. A Hasidic rabbi who heads a Brooklyn yeshiva is under investigation for allegedly arranging marriages for boys and girls as young as 15 years old, it has been reported. News of the investigations was first reported last week by the Jewish Daily Forward. Indig said that the rabbi organizes engagements of underage couples and then waits until they are of legal age before marrying them off. On March 17, a journalist, Frimet Goldberger, posted a shocking photo showing a year-old Hasidic girl who was engaged to a year-old boy.
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Like earlier chapters, this one also deals with the theme of sacrifice and filial obligations. Earlier, An-mei's mother sacrificially mutilated herself for her mother; here, Lindo submits her life to her parents' plans for her future: "I once sacrificed my life to keep my parents' promise," the chapter begins. Lindo is willing to endure a carping, loveless marriage in order to ensure her parents' honor and prevent them from losing face. Only when she can escape with honor does she leave the doomed relationship with her husband.