This area witnessed generations and generations of illiterate women.
Women, till the 1950s, were generally not very educated, and certainly not professionally qualified.
It would be really very difficult to comprehend the dating habits of this area unless we have a look into historical background of this region.
Ã‚Â As said earlier, people in upper North India are known as a warrior class, as historically all the invasions in India were through this route.
Ã‚Â Physical Intimacy Ã‚Â People here accord great sanctity to virginity.
Almost as a rule, while it is desirable for a boy to be a virgin at the time of marriage, a girl must be a virgin.
In this article, we will look at the culture and past of this region.Ã‚Â Today Ã‚Â This area has a highly uneven male-female ratio, about 795 females per 1000 males as per 2005 statistics.Girls are considered a liability here and female infanticide or foeticide is prevalent.Another famous saying is Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sada Suhagan RaheÃ¢â‚¬Â, meaning Ã¢â‚¬Å“may you never become a widowÃ¢â‚¬Â; that is you should die earlier than your husband.In the lower North India state of Rajasthan, ladies used to observe Ã¢â‚¬ËœSatiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã‚Â – a lady would sit on the burning pyre of her dead husband and burn herself alive.