For instance, marriages between cousins is permissible in Islam though not in most Hindu communities , and the girl's mother's sister or khala was considered to have the first right pehla haq to "claim" the girl as for her son the khalazad bhai. Card Photography Songs Websites. Large portions of the prequel novel Belgarath the Sorcerer have him running around brokering arranged marriages in accordance with divine plan. Jacob's nanny bites back! Hattersley looks like one in practice in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Over human history through modern times, the practice of arranged marriages have been encouraged by a combination of factors such as the practice of child marriage,  late marriage, tradition,   culture, religion, poverty and limited choice, disabilities,  wealth and inheritance issues, politics, social and ethnic conflicts. In the past, families whose sons and daughters were about to have an arranged marriage would often know each other, or at least know something about the family, through a close friend or relative.