I have two friends from India in my classes. One is married and one will be married once she graduates. Both are young, one is 22 and the other is 20. In Western society, it's almost unheard of to be married that young. Like my one friend who's getting married is so excited about the venue and her dress. The one who is married is a stay-at-home wife who cooks and cleans all day. I can't imagine being 22 and not being able to go flirt with guys at a lounge on a Saturday or staying home all day long doing chores. Is this their culture? Why so young?
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It's cultural thing. Not just girls, guys also get married early. Half of classmates from last year are married now.
It's really deep matter. There are so many factors, most importantly 'saving face'.
You know India has casteism. Each caste has different mindsets according to education and background. Like in some castes people fix their child's marriage around age of 1-3. Then official marriage takes place after legal age or around legal age.
However, most of parents see marriage of girl as fulfilling their duty as parents.
In this system both guys and girls suffer if things don't go right but mostly girls' situation is more hopeless.0