The skewed sex ratio of girls per boys and the patriarchal system in Haryana have led to a practice where women are easily bought.
Bride-buying, also referred to as bride-purchasing, is the industry or trade of purchasing a bride Unable to find wives, many men chose to desert the colony. of 88, women and children who had been sold into marriage and slavery, and be forced into labor, or sexual and physical abuse by their Chinese husbands.
Wife selling in England was a way of ending an unsatisfactory marriage by mutual agreement So great a favourite is the female sex of the laws of England ". . In March , a carpenter from Southwark sold his wife "in a fit of conjugal.