Uniqueness of Toda Marriage

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The primary objective of this course on Toda marriage is to give a brief knowledge about the uniqueness of their marriage because the marriage takes place only after the bride conceives the baby of her husband. This course also explains how Toda marriages are negotiated and initiated before the partners are 2 or 3 years old and the process of how it is completed at maturity, when the husband takes his wife from her home to his own hamlet.

Highlighting on the rituals that take place during the marriage, the entire course focuses on how the bride after marriage stays with her husband for a month or two and then goes to her parents place. You will also know the rituals followed when she becomes pregnant, a joint ceremony takes place called the bow and arrow ceremony. By the end of this study, you will know why the groom goes to the forest and makes a bow and arrow from the tender stems of the tree and presents it to his bride.

Course Highlights

  • Free intro to the course which runs through contents
  • Can take up the course at your flexible timings
  • Learn From Experts who have real-time experience
  • Audio and videos with hassle-free presentation.
  • A complete Learning Management System of its kind.
  • Easy assessment in the form of quizzes after each unit.

Instruction Team

  • Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology.
  • Presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and ongoing questions.

Comprising of academic experts from our South  India Tribal Research Team, which determines what strategies should be implemented to help the student achieve success. With decades of experience working in the fields of education and social anthropological studies, the SITR team has produced an excellent course curriculum that gives detailed information about the Toda marriage rituals and ceremonies.

Moreover, this research team has real-time experiences with the Toda tribe and hence the team has worked on how such course ideas can be produced, negotiated, and revised over time.

Unit 1

Introduction to Todas
Researches perspective
Quick review of Unit 1

Unit 2

Understanding the Toda Marriage
Selection of Spouse and Age for marriage
Quick Review of Unit 2

Unit 3

Marriage customs and rituals
Time and process involved
Quick Review of Unit 3

Unit 4

Regulations and negotiations
Existance of dowry system
Quick Review of Unit 4
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Enrolled: 34 students
Duration: 5 hours
Lectures: 8
Video: 2 hours
Level: Advanced


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Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed