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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 588) Last page : ( 592)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00099.2

Marriage under the Legal age in North Eastern Region of India

Swer Markynti*

Post Doctoral Fellow (UGC), Department of Geography, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya

*Corresponding Author Email: mswer2016@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


Marriage is an important institution in society, which reflects the socio cultural practice of community. Marriage under the legal age particularly for girls is prevalence in developing countries. However, there is variation in rates of under age marriage among developing countries and within regions depending on the customs and traditions of the society. This paper highlighting and assessing the persistence of child marriage in Northeast region of India analyzing inter state variation of 2001 and 2011 Census data.



Marriage, legal age, developing countries, customs and traditions.


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