INDIA: 5 & 10 Nuptials

Child bride & child groom statistics for the nuptial year just closed were released recently by the Court of His Highness the Maharaja of Mysore. His Highness, a frequent visitor to the law-breaking Occident, thought it quite all right to publish child marriage statistics, despite the fact that by law of 1894 females under 8 may not marry in his state of Mysore.

According to the figures, 39 females and eleven males under 5 were married last year in Mysore. Elder child brides & child grooms (aged between 5 & 10) totaled 21,224 brides, 359 grooms.

Reason for the excess of...

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