Some articles on respect marriages, respect, marriages:
... In a leading article of Viduthalai, Periyar states that a self-respect wedding is based on rationalism ... Still, the self-respect weddings conducted during the past thirty years have some basic limits ... Thus, marriages styled as Self-Respect marriages carried a threefold significance a) replacing the Purohit, b) inter-caste equality, c) man-woman equality ...
... Annadurai legalised Self-respect marriages for the first time in the country ... Such marriages were void of priests to preside over the ceremony and thus did not need a Brahmin to carry out the wedding ... Self-respect marriages were a brainchild of Periyar, who regarded the then conventional marriages were mere financial arrangements and often caused great debt through dowry ...
Famous quotes containing the words marriages and/or respect:
“Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship.”
—Joseph Addison (16721719)
“We are still barely conscious of how harmful it is to treat children in a degrading manner. Treating them with respect and recognizing the consequences of their being humiliated are by no means intellectual matters; otherwise, their importance would long since have been generally recognized.”
—Alice Miller (20th century)