Young newly wed woman leaves her parental house, sad and in tears.
Arranged marriages have been the tradition in Indian society for centuries[citation needed. Even today an overwhelming majority of Indians in India have their marriages planned by their parents and other respected family-members. Arranged matches are made after taking into account factors such as age, height, personal values and tastes, the backgrounds of their families (wealth, social standing) and their castes and the astrological compatibility of the couples' horoscopes. [Wikipedia]Add to Lightbox Download