Describe the weddings of the four sisters. Why is Ruku's different?

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The three sisters weddings before Ruku's were extravagant as they married well. Ruku's however was a more somber affair as she married below her Caste. Ruku had to marry below her Caste as her three other sisters had used up all the dowry that the parents could afford. Ruku, therefore, had to marry a poor family while her other sisters did not.

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The three sisters before Ruku had an grand and impressive wedding as they had married to rich men. Ruku also expected to have a extravagant wedding like what her sisters have in the past, but her family's circumstances have declined since the British rule and they are poorer as before, so Ruku have to bow her head very low and marry to a landless tenant farmer, Nathan, a person below her caste system.

So, Ruku had to have a simple wedding and marry to a poorer family and not enjoy the type of wedding that her sisters had the opportunity to do so.

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