ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Enforcing Cultural Codes-Gender and Violence in Northern India

Enforcing Cultural Codes Gender and Violence in Northern India Prem Chowdhry Inter-caste and intra-caste marriages which infringe cultural norms and customary practices invariably lead to direct violence perpetrated by the male family members on the couple generally and on the girl specially. The author's analysis of this widespread phenomenon in rural north India throws up aspects of caste, class and gender which have a crucial interconnection.

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