Weird Indian Tribal Traditions
3. Chenchus, Andhra Pradesh
The Chenchus are a tribe residing mainly in Andhra Pradesh and speak a dialect of the Telugu language known as Chenchu. The Chenchus of Andhra Pradesh are quite forward in their thoughts, compared to the rest of Indian society, when it comes to matters of the heart. Chenchu youth are free to marry whoever they wish to. There is no form of parental pressure or aggression. Also, the clan is divided into Gotras (like our caste system), and generally they do not marry within the same Gotra. Unlike our rigid society, Chenchu tribes allow divorce, and widows too are allowed to remarry. Well, maybe our society can take a few 'lessons' from them?