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There is a strick tradition of not marrying within the Ancestral Branches of the Groom and Bride, in North to Central India. There is an extreme of this practice in some parts of Haryana, where they do not even allow it to be within the same Gotra. On the other hand there are traditions of marrying blood relations. What is your opinion.?

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Asked by subhash tiwari, 06 Nov '09 07:53 am
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In my humble view sir, if a person wants to marry from another continent, the same village, ultimately it matters not. I am this forum's resident commie, so I'll give u Redistani views. Well, some communities that have characteristics of evolution & innovations using a "melting pot assimilation" formulae encourage / enforce marriage from as far out as possible whereas communities that have characteristics of evolution purely thru indegenous tieups tend to profess blood bond / closer distances more & tend 2 b xenophobic towards marriage.

The Mayans & the Azteca's can b compared to those communes in North / Central India which used the "melting pot assimilation" formula to grow, and the Japanese can b considered a commune which goes more on the other extreme. Even in modern ultra hi tech ginza shinjoku etc., when it comes to marriage, the husband & wife are usually from the same street, and the marriage was fixed by parents. And if u notice in Japan, even w/ so much "opening up" int ...more
Answered by A Moin, 08 Nov '09 08:30 pm

 
  
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Same gothra means in the family tree somewhere the ancestors of the two are brothers and sisters.that's why the tradition .
Answered by yashashri tawde, 06 Nov '09 09:18 am

 
  
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Each ethnic groups have their own traditions and they follow that strictly.
Answered by iqbal seth, 06 Nov '09 08:56 am

 
  
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Yes, marriage in Sagotra is not allowed anywhere till today too......
Answered by pradeep mishra, 06 Nov '09 08:05 am

 
  
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Not nowadays!
Answered by Krishnamurthy Raman, 06 Nov '09 08:01 am

 
  
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