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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 227) Last page : ( 230)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2019.00041.X

Relooking on the Traditional forms of Meitei Marriage

Dr. Singh Oinam Ranjit*

Associate Professor, Department of History, Bodoland University

*Corresponding Author Email: ranjitoinam09@gmail.com

Online published on 15 May, 2019.


Marriage is one of the very important social institutions in human society. No society sanctioned a man and woman quietly to pair off, becoming husband and wife, having children by involving the right of sexual relation. Therefore, every society has developed a pattern for guiding marriage. Exogamy and endogamy play a vital role in the institution of marriage. Meitei Society permits man and woman to be husband and wife and to have children by involving the right of sexual relation through the institution of marriage. At diverse places and in different stages of human development marriage had been emerged in different forms with elaborate rule, regulation and custom.



Polyandry, polygamy, monogamy, marriage by capture, love marriage and arrange marriage.


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