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Dowry System

Marriage is a very expensive affair in Rajasthan because of the dowry system. The dowry is often unbearable burden on the parents of the girl who have to pay a large sum to get their daughter married. The parents of the girl are virtually ruined because they have to take loans on exorbitant interest from money-lenders and to repay the loans and the interest, they have to sell their property. During medieval times, because of this evil system, many people killed their female offspring as soon as they were born. 

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