Some husbands in western India are renting out their wives to other
men, cashing in on a shortage of single women available for marriage,
according to a news report Monday.
Atta Prajapati, a farm worker who lives in Gujarat state, leases out
his wife Laxmi to a wealthy landowner for $175 US a month, the Times of
India reported, citing unidentified police officials. A farm worker
earns a monthly minimum wage of around $22. Laxmi is expected to live
with the man, look after him and his house, and have sex with him, the
Here is the story. Might we call this temporary polygamy? For the pointer I thank Pablo Halkyard and also SunCraig.