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hypergamy

within CASTE, the process in which, on marriage, a woman may be allowed to move into a husband's caste (but a man may not move into that of his wife).
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It is deciphered that colonial land settlement policies, political and economic transformations among Kanbi and Patidar class factions intersected with hypergamous marriage practices gave rise to a geographically ordered Patel caste.
This hypergamous motif, so popular in the Angry Young Men fiction, is not however a dominant theme within the northern fiction.
Through advantageous colonial policy and hypergamous marriage, Patels expanded lender networks and accumulated land and wealth that in the end reduced other elites to leaseholder status.
Marrying Up, Marrying Down, Marrying the Same (percentage of marriages by type) Wives aged 40-44 1980 1990 2000 Hypogamous (husband's education is less than wife's education) 26% 25% 27% Same (husband's education is equal to wife's education) 36% 39% 42% Hypergamous (husband's education is greater than wife's education) 38% 36% 31% Source: "Education and Hypergamy in Marriage Markets" by Elaina Rose.