Indian Woman Marries Outside of Caste, Breaking Tradition

Diya Singh from Jaripur, India, has defied tradition by marrying a man outside the Hindu warrior caste to which she belongs. Last week, Singh married a family aide, disobeying the custom that requires marriage within the caste. For allowing the marriage to take place, Singh’s father, Bhawani Singh, was excommunicated from his caste. The Hindu warrior class, which prides itself on following ancient tradition, is a caste that consists of descendants of kings and generals and proudly adheres to tradition.


The Nando Net - August 11, 1997

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