Why do Indian society don't accept intercaste marriages?

@shona264 (167)
India
November 12, 2009 9:54am CST
Today,in Indian society,though we can see intercaste marriages,but mostly it is the part of city culture.The rural parts of the country has still a long way to go.Though people in cities have learned the nuances of caste system and the positives of inter-caste marriage,some places have still not welcomed the concept of inter-caste marriage.In India,even today people are rigid in matters of marriages.They prefer that their sons and daughters should marry in the same caste and community,else they disown their son/daughter.Though there have been numerous incidents of wife attempting suicide or being murdered,this has still not evaded the theory of caste system.After all,marriage is all about coming together of two souls,irrespective of social background and class What do you people think about inter-caste marriage?
3 responses
@Dishari (689)
29 Apr 16
It's sad, but that's how most people are-stupid. They do not know which things to value more
@allknowing (78645)
• India
13 Nov 09
Marriage is not just "about two souls coming together irrespective of social background and class". Marriage is much more than that. Bad enough even marriages within the same caste/social background break and what when two aliens get together!! Yes. I call them aliens as after the 'I do' ceremony this couple has to face a whole lot of odd situations unless they prefer to sever from all connections/ceremonies/rituals/religious beliefs and go to the moon! Last but not the least the main sufferers are the children. Who do they follow - the mother or the father. Why all this hassle?
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
12 Nov 09
can i ask what is inter-caste marriage? but i find round the world in general, the older culture's. are still in the old ways of doing somethings, they are slowly changing with beleif's. they do not nescerialy believe in true love and soul mates, that you will come to love your partner over time.