DOWRY THEN & NOW -- SOME INTERESTING NEWS



CHARLES THE SECOND OF ENGLAND  who recieved BOMBAY as part of his dowry WHEN HE MARRIED PORTUGESE PRINCESS IN 1661























Bombay island was given as dowry by Portuguese to english king in 1661 (when portugeses princess katherine married english king charles the 2nd)king charles gave bombay to east india company for a rent of 10 pounds per year

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       [PAINTING OF BOMBAY FORT 1600; UNDER PORTUGESE; BEFORE IT WAS  HANDED OVER TO ENGLISH KING ;AS DOWRY]


NOW:-

DOWRY WAS RS 1000/ [$20ABOUT]THE HIGHEST AT THAT TIME IN 1914 WHEN MY GRAND MOTHER GOT MARRIED!!!

WHEN MY MOTHER GOT MARRIED IN 1930'S IT WAS 5000/[$100] AGAIN THE HIGHEST FOR THAT YEAR

 LATER WHEN MY SISTER GOT MARRIED IN 1950 IT WAS 15000/ THE HIGHEST THAT TIME

IN 1970 IT CAME TO 1 LAKH TO 2 LAKH THE HIGHEST

 IN JUST 5YEARS ;BY 1975 IT BECAME 5 TO 10 LAKH FOR THE HIGHEST

 NOW IT IS GOING UP UP AND UP, FASTER THAN THE MOON ROCKET !!!

 4 CRORE(40000000) AND 40 CRORE(400000000) ANY THING ; NO UPPER LIMIT ;SKY WAS THE LIMIT ;NOW  OUTER SPACE IS THE LIMIT FOR CORRUPT PEOPLE WITH BLACK MONEY ,SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS

 SIMILARLY  DOWRY WAS GIVEN AT OPEN  PUBLIC FUNCTION BEFORE MARRIAGE IN 1950 IN KERALA(senior most person-man- in family from both the man's and woman's side ,used to stand on a stage and announce loudly:- "shtree dhanam kodukkattaeee"?means- "can i hand over the dowry";and the person on the man's part shout loudly back ,so that the whole audience could hear,"shtree dhanam vaangikkattaeee?means" let me recieve the dowry".That was the way dowry was given openly in kerala ,now it is done underhand because of law banning dowry)



IN WESTERN COUNTRIES ; NOW THERE IS NO DOWRY ;BECAUSE MEN ARE ALLOWED TO MEET WOMAN BEFORE MARRIAGE AND DECIDE ;WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM PARENTS AND COMMUNITY.INDIA IS MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION ;BUT AT SNAIL'S SPEED;AND IN FUTURE IN INDIA ALSO THERE WILL NOT BE ANY DOWRY ;WHEN MEN AND WOMEN ARE GIVEN MORE FREEDOM TO MEET AND DECIDE ABOUT MARRIAGE