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उसकी शादी बचपन में ही हो गई ती

Hello. This is from a Hindi tale

एक बार की बात हैं कि एक गांव में एक जुलाहा रहता था। वह बहुत गरीब था। उसकी शादी बचपन में ही हो गई ती।

I don’t understand the last sentence. It look like “His marriage was in childhood” but this doesn’t make much sense to me. Any suggestions?

October 23, 2018


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It means that he got married when he was still a child.

Child marriage used to be common in India even as late as the first half of the 20th century. It is still practised in certain rural pockets though it has been illegal for a while.


"Once upon a time there was a village where a weaver used to live. He was extremely poor. He was married in his childhood"

Child marriage was quite prevalent in earlier times. It is illegal now and text and stories contain its reference to educate about negative side of this malpractice.


You are right. This weaver got married in childhood, and the structure and context suggest that the weaver's poverty was perhaps cause and consequence of his being married off as a child.


Thank you for your replies!!!


Yes, he got married in his childhood.

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