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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Polyandry Again


I previously wrote about this fraternal polyandry (which is a form of polygamy) situation that is being profiled in them media. The folks at dailymail.co.uk had more pictures of this family and some more information.
The set-up may seem peculiar, but it is tradition in the small village near Dehradun, Northern India, for women to also marry the brothers of their first husband.
Remember, where this is, this is traditional marriage.


Tradition: The set up may seem peculiar, but it is custom in the small village near Dehradun, Northern India, for women to also marry the brothers of her first husband
  
The ancient Hindu tradition of polyandry was once widely practiced in India, but is now only observed by a minority.
 
It sees a woman take more than one husband, typically in areas which are male dominated.

In fraternal polyandry the woman is expected to marry each of her original husband's brothers.

Polyandry isn't for everyone, but there are people all over world who are in polyandrous relationships because it is what is best for them. That is their right, and they shouldn't be denied by discrimination.
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