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And the I was a Bride: Ana analysis of Incidence of Child Brides across India- A District Level Study

Parab, Prashant (2016): And the I was a Bride: Ana analysis of Incidence of Child Brides across India- A District Level Study.

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Abstract

One of the grave issues predominant in India for centuries is the problem of child marriage. Earlier treated as a virtuous act it has been looked upon as a vice by many. In spite of this transformation of the views child marriage still prevails in many places throughout the nation. The current study based on the census data includes the analysis of the incidence of child brides over different districts across the religions in India. It also involves the plotting of heat maps of India that show differences in the proportion of child brides across religions throughout the nation. It also involves the generation of a new comparative statistic that eases the comparison of the incidence of child brides across religion. This study was helpful in discovering new facts regarding child marriage in India. There is a higher incidence of child brides as a proportion of the total women in the urban areas than in the rural areas. Various districts in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan have a higher concentration of child brides. The comparative statistic has revealed a result that shows the incidence of Buddhists and Muslims higher in the urban areas, and the Buddhists surpassing the Hindus in the same.

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