All about Bengali Women.

The gift of a girl


One of the most unusual forms of marriage, in world cultures, is the Indian idea of marriage-as-gift. Dan means, literally, “gift.” Kanya is a young girl, a virgin. The most sacred form of marriage for 2500 years in India and in Bengal has been kanyadan, “the gift of a girl.”

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