Changing Marriage Considerations, Notion of Honour and Choices in Haryana, India
The present paper is based on extensive ethnographic study to examine the marriage norms, restrictions and notion of honour associated to women/girls. How does the violation in the observance of the prescribed rules of marriage result into severe punishment sabotaging freedom of choice to enter into matrimony. The study concluded the need to create an environment of dialogue, freedom and gender space to protect individual interests. For this, civil society organizations, academia, activists and media together should take the lead.