Elite matriarch is no ordinary matriarchs: Shaadi matriarchy is an exclusive matrimonial arrangement that has grown over the centuries in India, with women in the top tier of Indian society receiving a dowry that could become the source of financial support for their family.
The name Shaadi refers to the matrimonials of the most powerful women of the society.
They are known as the most beautiful and wealthy, the most noble and the most virtuous.
Women of the elite matriacy are known to receive a dowrai of nearly $10,000 ($15,500 today) per annum, which is a substantial sum in the age of globalization.
A woman’s dowry is estimated at between $2,000 to $5,000 per year, according to estimates.
The matriocracy, which dates back to ancient times, has become a source of fascination for many, especially those who follow India’s politics.
The country’s government has promised to introduce a quota system to curb the rising number of women in positions of power.