Morton College Traditional Marriage in India Video Discussion

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Leaving Home: Traditional Marriage in India Video Guide

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QUESTIONS:

  1. Communication and Symbolism:
    a. What does a woman wearing a toe ring symbolize in this village?


    b. What purpose do they claim it serves?
  2. What explanation do the old men at the Men's Quarters tell Mike (the Anthropologist) for allowing girls to go to school and be educated?
  3. Kinship:
    a. Everyone born in the village (of the same age or generation) is considered brother and sister, why?


    b. How does this affect marriage?
  4. When asked if they could have just one wish, what same three things are said to be what ALL women (but not girls) wish for?

  5. The most outgoing, cheerful, and assured women in the village are found among which caste?

  6. Why are Brahmin priests of the wedding ceremony also often the cooks (or someone from their same family)?

  7. Residence:
    a. Why does half of every generation born in this village end up moving out?


    b. What type of residence pattern is this called
  8. Marriage Exchange:
    a. What does Renu's father, Krishan, have to give in order for his daughter to get married?


    b. What does he say will happen if the groom's family doesn't like it?
  9. Division of Labor:
    a. Who is on the lowest rung of authority in a household?


    b. How does that person start each day?
  10. If girls like Renu run away from home, leaving their village, what can happen to them?

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Leaving Home
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QUESTIONS:

1. Communication and Symbolism:
a. What does a woman wearing a toe ring symbolize in this village?
A woman wears a pair of toe rings in the second toe of both feet as the symbol of being
married in Rankhandi village. The women remove the rings when their husbands die.
b. What purpose do they claim it serves?

The villagers claim that the rings have health benefits and control the woman's
reproductive system because the second toenail press some nerves in the feet connected
to the uterus.

2. What explanation do the old men at the Men's Quarters tell Mike (the
Anthropologist) for allowing girls to go to school and be educated?

The older men at the Men's quarter explain that most of the village men get a college
education and would not want to marry illiterate village girls, which forced the older
men to send the girls to school.

3. Kinship:
a. Everyone born in the village (of the same age or generation) is considered
brother and sister, why?

People born in the village consider each other brother and sister because of the close
family ties with...


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