Thursday, October 18, 2018
Assam

The People


Customs

Rabhas Marriage

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.

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