Then and now in Bundelkhand.
But KJo found this first!
People spending above ₹5 lakh will have to contribute 10% of the amount on marriages of girls from poor families.
"Ghar mein shadi hai lekin paise nahi hain?"
The notion that I will be given away by my father to my would-be husband is frankly cringe-worthy. My father has, without doubt, been one of the most important influences in my life, but that does not give him or anyone else the right to give me away. For me, a ritual like this is downright misogynistic and I decided to share my concerns with the people around me.