Dowry deaths are the hidden curse of the big fat Indian wedding by Priya Virmani

“The wedding should basically be in the big palaces of Rajasthan and the reception in a beach house with gowns and all.” This was how a young Indian lady articulated her wedding dreams on Satyamev Jayate, the new television talk show hosted by Bollywood icon Aamir Khan.

But the “happily ever after” myth that permeates Indian weddings was powerfully dispelled by other studio guests who gave accounts of their horrific post-marriage lives. One said she was harassed by her husband and in-laws and ultimately was left to languish in the US until a women’s group rescued her. The audience heard that another woman was tortured in her marital home and ended up killing herself.

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