Family traditions of the Indo-Guyanese
Plantation device affected the family life as well as Hindus and Africans.
In rural India, the basic social unit was the extended family.
Caste was the most important criterion when choosing a pair. On the plantations of Guyana, the Indians had no opportunity to support a broad household, even if the relatives were there. Considerations of caste became less important in choosing a spouse is largely because too few women were among the forced laborers.
A wedding is not only an ideal sought by the Indo-Guyanese. It's a rite of passage into adulthood.
On the kind of place depends on the wedding and family social prestige of Hindus. Besides the wedding is a major ritual in the life cycle.
Muslim weddings are less complex, but also maintain the prestige of the family. Parents usually play a major role in selecting the first spouse. Religion and sect are very important to choose a spouse can make a difference and caste considerations. Nevertheless, the first marriage is not always withstand the test of time.
An increasing number of marriages of Hindus are legal, especially when Hindu and Muslim clerics came to possess the legal authority to perform wedding ceremonies. Not covered by the stigma and the usual legal ceremony, civil wedding, or even marital union between husband and wife who are legally married to others, but ended their last relationship by mutual consent.
Indogayanskie family, tend to focus on the male line. Close relatives are not necessarily living in one family, but they often live near and may engage in general economic activity.
Young couple usually lives with the family the husband a few years, eventually formed his separate kitchen, and then a separate house.
In contrast to the three generations of family afrogayantsev with a man at the head are not uncommon among Indo-Guyanese. The role of women here tend to be more subordinate than in afrogayanskih families.