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Bimla Kumari Gurung
ICSSR Doctoral Fellow, Department of sociology, Gurunanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab), Pin code-143005, India

Gurung, Bimla Kumari. "COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE AMONG INTERMARRIED COUPLES IN NEPAL." nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 2767-2778, Accessed Apr. 2019.
Gurung, B. (2019, April). COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE AMONG INTERMARRIED COUPLES IN NEPAL. nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(4), 2767-2778. Retrieved from
Gurung, Bimla Kumari. "COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE AMONG INTERMARRIED COUPLES IN NEPAL." nt. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 4 (April 2019), 2767-2778. Accessed April, 2019.


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The present paper examine the courtship and marriage among intermarried couples in Nepal. The study focuses on how the intimacy was developed? What were the factors that attracted toward each other? How long courtship lasted? What types of marriage respondents had?. The study was conducted in Kathmandu valley. The valley includes three districts that are, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur district. Information was collected from 210 women who were in intermarriage by using snowball technique. In the study, it is found that most of the couples met each other through common friends. 28.57 per cent of the couples's courtship lasted for two years and above before marriage and 54.76 per cent of the couples had marriage by elopement.