Friday, February 24, 2006

Hindustan Times, Sunday, March 3, 1946

Wanted: Very handsome, white-complexioned, non-Goel Bisa Agarwala bachelor boy, highly placed and well-settled, for very beautiful Matriculate, highly accomplished girl of 18 of U.P. family, very rich, educated and cultured. Marriage first class with cash dowry of rupees twenty thousand. No objection for poor persons of high education and special talent, but none without beauty and charming personality need correspond. Apply with full particulars and recent photo at the first instance.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Inane, Dumb, Stupid - and its the same even now except that the quantum of money being offered would be 20lakh or something.
nice find btw! :P

geetika said...

No way! This is disgusting, and extremely saddening...

geetika said...

...saddening, beacuse of the fact that the date on top is an anachronism, this could well have been today, except, of course as anon said, with a sum of money 10 times than what it says there...

Vj said...

Nice observation

Noor said...

kya yaar...yeh to halta raha hai aur unfortunately chalta rahega jab taka hum educate nahin karenge logon ko....inke liye to ladki ek burden aur shayad ek shrap bhi...jaise bhi sar se balla choote waise hi sahi....yaar saalon ko milke peetenge....remember collge days???

Girija D. said...

noor: hey! yup...i remember college days n the extensive conversations outside of Barista.
But I was hoping here to highlight something more than just the girl's plight- notice the qualifications required of the boy, too. He has to be 'white-complexioned', 'with beauty', 'with talent', etc. That is something alien to today's ads.

blah_blah_blogger said...

The outlook is still the same but just that, now all these things are talked over in confidence and not openly published...