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Research Proposal On

An Analysis of Honour Killing and Khap Panchayats : With Special Reference to traditional And Modernity Debate

For Centre for the Study of Social Systems / SSS Jawaharlal Nehru University.


may boy belong to any caste. Statement of Problem:As we are observing in media from last some time approx every day issues like Force Divorces. honour killing by families or Fatwas by Khap Panchayats.) are the parallel governing system specially in villages and also enjoying political support too. village exogamy. Murder of newly wedded couples or murder of girls those fall in love. female foeticide. education. social institutions (Khap Panchayats). they want to choose there partner according to there match and choice not according to social taboo’s such as caste. religion. Boys also being killed in many cases. village. And it mean not that boy will not suffer by any consequence of murders. So these murders and social boycotts are showing the resistance by families. gotra.2. Some youth are not seems to ready to accept every marriage related taboo’s. Because in North India the Socio-economic change can be observed in education. rich or poor etc shows the resistance by tradition redden society. Statement of Problem:. class. subcaste's. per capita income. clan (Gotra) etc. Khap Panchayats (Local Administrative bodies without legal liabilities. caste endogamy etc. modernity & globalization. jobs. death sentence to Khap Panchayat members by court and protest of whole village and community against death sentence and they also boycott elections. If we look at the regions that why some couples tries to violate the social norms then in journal we would see low sex ratio. growth in every sector and one reason of growth may be Delhi & NCR that also contributing much in socio-politico-economic life style changes even in villages. unemployment. economic & historical reasons etc. constantly increasing number of eligible bachelors (Secondary citizen with in family and society). norms and traditional thought. societies. In these cases old vs young ideological differences are clearly visible. India’s society is facing socio-economic challenges due to youth those are thinking out of box to choose there life partners in resent past some decade specially . 2 .An Analysis of Honour Killing and Khap Panchayats : With Special Reference to traditional And Modernity Debate Introduction:There is no doubt that Indian society is caste ridden and its every aspect of life deeply influenced by castes. gotra (clan). age old society governing system with values. effect of media.

)Structural functionalist approach would be better to understand the problem. force divorce. elopement. (b. Hindu marriage act have provision to avoid five generation from father side. live in relationship and domestic violence act 2005 etc. (b. 2. marriage. what gotra and why its more important then act.) Activist and there work . patriarchal control on women and on her sexuality. 3. are enforced by government and same time we can see the demand from North India(Rajasthan.Limitation would be literature at some extend because there is less work at micro level but now various articles.tradition & modernity dualism.) Theoretical orientation – (a. books etc available those focus on related issues and problem.) To explain the factor responsible for not following social norms by new generation. And scope would be to understand social system and its change with respect to modernity. 3.) To explain the socio-politico-economic factors leading to force divorce/ honour killing/same gotra marriag rules and modernity’s influance etc. caste hegemoney and land relation with all this change.) Hypotheses . female foeticide etc. 3 . what constitute honour for villager.) To show the relevance of study in understanding of new social compositions and trends regarding marriage. But other hand LGBT act 377.)Audio video sources. values.) Modernization theory . Scope and Limitation:.) Secondary sources.Legal and constitutional vs cultural differences we can understand by Hindu marriage act 1955. 2. Objective of Study:- 1. three from mother side to choose life partner but gotra have more obligation then it. norms and caste rules and meaning of them for rural area. (c. So it will be interesting to understand Gotra vs Hindu marriage act.Incompatibility between tradition and modern ethos leading to honour killing. Hindu succession act 1956.) to amend Hindu marriage act according to Gotra and to reduce marriageable age so it will be easy to control the couples according to caste rules/taboos etc.) Methods of data collection : (a. Haryana etc. Research Methodology:1. Special marriage act 1954 etc and honour killing.

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