Essay on Dowry System in India

This essay on Dowry System is sub-divided into the following parts: introduction, status of women, dowry laws, main culprit of dowry system and solutions.

Dowry System

Dowry refers to the valuables, money and other assets brought by the bride to her husband’s home on their marriage.

Dowry system refers to the customal or cultural practice that involves giving away of a large sum of cash, property and other valuables at the time of marriage by the parents of the bride to the family of the groom.

“Gods reside there where women are worshiped”. Though we know from one ancient culture and quote the above quotation, but things are quote different in our society.


Dowry system is among the major social issues in India. The legislative measures against the system are in place. However, all these efforts have failed to effectively eradicate the social evil.