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There are many happy unions in the pantheon of Hindu gods—Shiva and Parvati, Krishna and Radha.
At a recent dinner party, when I was trying to explain how single-minded Indian parents can be, my friend Jaidev jumped to the rescue. ’” The pressure on me to find a husband started very early.
“I thought maybe she was the one, but then I found out she had a Muslim boyfriend in college,” he said.
I lodged my protest against him and arranged marriage by getting ragingly intoxicated and blowing smoke rings in his face. Maybe, but I didn’t want to be marriageable back then. But for Indians, there’s no way to escape thinking about marriage, eventually.
To an Indian, marriage is a matter of karmic destiny.Depending on whether my father was in a magnanimous mood, he would add “caste no bar,” which meant suitors didn’t have to belong to Jainism, an offshoot of Hinduism with the world’s most severe dietary restrictions. Still rather prejudiced against meat-eaters, my father immediately discards responses from those with a “non-veg” diet.There is, however, a special loophole for meat-eaters who earn more than 0,000.I was more precocious when it came to affairs of the heart, having enjoyed my first kiss with cute Matt from the football squad at 14.Perhaps it was that same spirit of romantic adventurism that led me, shortly after college, to go on the first of these “introductions,” though I agreed to my parents’ setup mainly with an eye toward turning it into a story for friends.
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Before long, though, I gathered that he was of a type: someone who prided himself on being modern and open-minded but who in fact had horribly crusty notions passed down from his Indian parents.