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With increase in intercaste, inter-religious marriages...the culture, traditions unique to a community is getting diluted and may disappear altogether. Is this a good thing? Pls. comment.

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Asked by sumitha, 24 Oct '09 12:58 pm
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Good or bad we have to accept it as we don't have any other option. With people moving out of their own area for better education and jobs they are less rooted to their own culture or language. Many families are living it other parts of the country or world for generations. The present generation look for partners who are similar in their education and background to themselves, and caste and religion are not so important to them, unlike the past where caste and religion played a predominant role in choosing a bride or groom especially in an arranged marriage. This blurring of lines separating people of different communities, cultures has its good and bad side. Good because one learns the culture of other people, and there is less chance of intolerance as everyone shares a similar culture. So in a way this will bring people of the country and world closer. But of course it will be sad if we loose all our unique traditions and cultures.
Answered by blue ocean, 24 Oct '09 09:50 pm

 
  
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Inter-caste marriages were there from time immemorial in India. Still caste system is intact. When there is intraction between two societies inter-societal marriages are bound to occur. Sastras like Jyotish sastra which are written long long ago also tell under what planetary combinations people break traditions. Eg. Guru-Chandala yoga i.e., combination of Guru and Rahu in one's horoscope makes him tend to break traditions. Puritans too exist in all societies. Even "Manusmriti" i.e., Manu dharma sastra which we are following now tells what is prohibited if one wants to go for inter-caste marriage.
Answered by Vempati, 24 Oct '09 10:50 pm

 
  
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We should change with TIME
Answered by aravind das, 24 Oct '09 12:59 pm

 
  
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To alleviate your fear, I can I assure that some fusion culture will be coming up where you will see bit of every thing. But the orthodox and the liberals will be there like two independent streams in all religions and nothing will disappear from the scene in the respective religions. There will be only additions to the number of new cultures increasing the cultural diversity of of our country. Can you imagine that all members of a particular religion/caste are marrying persons of other religion/caste?

As far marriages are concerned, no comment about intercaste/ inter religion marriages. If the spouses are happy then everything is O.K There is also no fear of rituals, custom being diluted or disappearing.

The real attack comes from Bollywood and Hollywood and the Ekta Kappor stuff in the Television and influence of Western lifestyle beamed in the soap opera in Television, for which the families are getting disintegrated, or perished or corrupted or spoiled. For adult en ...more
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 25 Oct '09 12:35 pm

 
  
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Hi ,it is a changing factor.Every time changes had occured since ,man had evolved into human being.We had found changes taken place indiffernt way in History.Communities and even parents are very strict and they put conditions to avoid intercaste and interreligious marriages.But science and education and exposure has reached to such extent that people have stated thinking humankind as one ,hence they find no problem to go for such marriages.It is part of CHANGES happeneing in societies ,though it can have merits and merits of its own.Maniratnam movie Bombay, is a good example. Such couples and their children no doubt, face diffiulties to some extent.
Answered by Rachana, 26 Oct '09 04:48 pm

 
  
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As these are existing in our culture since the stone age, no great damage was done to it so far. Only these invasion of so called nonsense like Western culture is the only culprit in diluting our tradition / culture. It is also a pity that the younger generation are not just like that attracted towards these. It is because of the so called elders who admires these westerns, then automatically the youngsters are dragged into this and ultimately spoils everything. So the moral is that the elders are to be blamed for the dilution of our culture.
Answered by Sundar Rajan, 25 Oct '09 01:00 pm

 
  
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In my opinion it is not a good thing. From ancient times religion, caste and the culture, rituals, traditions associated with them are being practised. There is nothing bad in that. India is rich in such different cultures and we are famous for unity in diversity. With the advent of times and technology we are not able to follow and practise many such rituals in our own community. Our kids are not so aware of the ethics, morals or even full stories in our great epics. Gone are the days of 'granny stories', as kids are no longer staying with their grannies. Internet and video games have taken the place of such good things in their lives.
When people do intercaste or inter-religious marriages, two cultures and traditions are joining, and most of the time the couple is left with confusion which culture to be followed, especially when they have to face their younger generation. If there is good mutual understanding in the couple, they may decide to follow one culture or not to interfere ...more
Answered by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 25 Oct '09 12:52 pm

 
  
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If you intend to do inter-caste or inter-religion marriage in India, carry a pistol as deterrence and for your personal safety (to./4mya)
Police department issues arms license for just 100 rupees.(to./3h22)
Or buy a pistol that doesn't need license (to./4dik)
Answered by Police Officer, 02 Jul '10 06:23 pm

 
  
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May only hope that somethiung good out of everythung remains
as we already find people having no knowledge of ancient customs
Answered by anil garg, 10 Mar '10 05:26 pm

 
  
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