Hypergamy - WikipediaHypergamy colloquially referred to as " marrying up ", occasionally referred to as "higher-gamy"  is a term used in social science for the act or practice of a person marrying a spouse of higher caste or social status than themselves. The antonym " hypogamy "  refers to the inverse: marrying a person of lower social class or status colloquially " marrying down ". Both terms were coined in the Indian subcontinent in the 19th century while translating classical Hindu law books, which used the Sanskrit terms anuloma and pratiloma , respectively, for the two concepts. For citizens of rural India, hypergamy is an opportunity to modernize. Marriages in rural India are increasingly examples of hypergamy. Hypergamy comes with a cost though; the dowry , which often costs as much or more than an entire house. The concept of marrying up in India is prevalent due to caste-based class stratification.
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