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“Ugly girls can be married off with attractive dowry…”: Textbook lists ‘merits and advantages’ of the dowry system (VIRAL PIC)

Social media users have called out the book after a picture has gone viral on ‘merits and advantages’ of the dowry system.

Neha Singh




New Delhi: A picture of a textbook listing the “merits and advantages” of the dowry system, has gone viral on social media.

This content of the this particular page has left people shocked on what kind of lessons are being taught to the youngsters and the society at large.

According to some social media users, it is said that the content is from the Textbook of Sociology for Nurses by T K Indrani with a subheads which read “Merits of Dowry”.

This book is meant for nursing students and it is said that it is written as per the Indian Nursing Council syllabus.

The picture was shared by Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, who called upon Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to remove such books from circulation and underlined that their presence in our curriculum is a “shame”.

The text reads, that the “dowry is helpful in establishing new household” with furniture, appliances such as refrigerators and vehicles.

This didn’t stop here, it further went to say that  “ugly looking girls can be married off with attractive dowry”.

Here are some of the reactions of Social media users: