Dowry is the money, goods or estate that given from the husband to the wife in their wedding
Dowry is an ancient custom. In certain societies the dowry formed a part of an exchange wealth between intermarrying families.
In India the dowry causes some problems for the bride’s family
The father of the bride is the one who gives the dowry for the groom. Some families are killed in case the father cannot cough up the sum. So the number of killed people because of dowry is six and seven thousands each year.
I am going to tell you a funny story about dowry in Jawa Island in Pacific Ocean. Each one of the couple who wants to get the marriage license should bring 25 rat tails. This rule was issued by the government of Jawa to get Reid of the rats which were threaten for Rice trees .The funny thing about this rule that the number of rat tails increase or decrease depending on the beauty of the bride.