Indian Culture vs Western Cult

1580 WordsOct 8, 19997 Pages
A couple of years ago, I had invited my best friend Jenene, to attend an Indian wedding. I thought it might be fun for her to experience the different foods, clothing, personalities, and religious beliefs that were particular to my culture. Later on that evening she had pulled me to the side and told me that the culture that she was raised in was completely different from mine. She was raised in New York all of her life and she had never experienced such a distinct culture. At that time I told her that she did not know half the story! As time went on, she attended more and more Indian functions and realized that the main differences between the western and Indian cultures were religion, marriage, and social interaction. The western…show more content…
If your parents are farmers, then it is highly likely that they will select a farmer for their child because it will be easy for them to maintain a similar lifestyle. Parents do a family check to make sure that no evidence of crime, abuse, and mental or physical illnesses in the family's history to avoid future problems. Therefore, they usually select from families they know or from referrals. A selection is always made from a wealthy family so that they know that their child will not struggle. Once a suitable mate is selected, the male's family will approach the female's family to ask for their daughter. There may or may not be the option to meet first, prior to marriage. Nonetheless, after both parties agree, a date for the wedding is set and a ceremony takes place regardless of their children's desires. The Indian families that migrate to the western world follow a slightly different practice of marriage. Their children are usually sent to American schools and are forced to acknowledge that in this country, everyone has choices. They use this as their method of convincing their parents to let them choose their mates. Here, they are given the option to date other Indians with their parent's permission with the intent to marry. Finally, you have rebels, such as myself, that feel that no limitations should be placed when happiness is at stake. Regardless of whichever method is used to find a mate, a family
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