Anthropology and Ethnology Open Access Journal (AEOAJ)

ISSN: 2639-2119

Research Article

Why is Marital Discord Increasing among Married Women?

Authors: Silan Das*

DOI: 10.23880/aeoaj-16000143


Generally, women in modern India socially, economically, politically and culturally independent. Individualism, secularization and high division of labor get arise to marital discord directly or indirectly. Now we can see in every family and in every marital relationship marital conflict exist. In modern era, due to the impact of modern values and education, modernization, westernization, secularization and industrialization effect the traditional bonds of the marriage. Women are no longer ready to compromise in a marriage after gaining the economic independence. High burden of public and private sphere on women also one of a major factor of marital discord. Socio-economic independence helps the women to break free of bondage of the patriarchal mind set up, dowry torturer, and domestic violence. Now in modern times women are more educated and liberated and asserting of their rights and also get to know how to fight for their rights. Now we can say women are empowered in terms of economically, politically, socially, educationally. But after such kind of empowerment, there is seen marital discord or instability, which affects the family structure, socialization of children, and in the developmental process of the society. This paper going to discuss certain causes of marital discord among working women in Odisha.

Keywords: Marriage; Marital Discord; Domestic Violence; Dowry; Alcoholism

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