Amongst the Rabhas, both widow-remarriage and divorce are allowed with
sufficient liberty, Pan Phala or the system of tearing a betel-leaf
is observed by them as a mark of separation. The Rabhas have the custom
of paying bride-money. Even today children assume the name of their mother's
clan; on the other hand, the father's properties are inherited by his
sons; in all religious functions, the father is the head. Marriage within
the same clan is not allowed.