Essay on Relationship Between India And The Western World

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Marriage practices in India are well-known to the Western world, however, in the article by Serena Nanda, she discusses all types of marriages practiced within the country. How involved family members, particularly the parents are involved with their children getting married, arranged marriage, and the long process of finding a suitable spouse for their child — many factors are considered in this process. The author visited India many times and has strong ties to the country; match-making is very popular in India, though the article expressed the cultural variations between India and the United States.

Nanda, Serena 2000/2009 Arranging a Marriage in India, Annual Editions Anthropology.

In Japan, the standards for marriage, particularly compared to Western perceptions of it are very different; infidelity for example, is generally accepted in the culture of modern Japan. There is a lack of divorce in Japan, thought the cost of women separating from husbands weighs in certainly, as well as social reputation. Rearing of children is different and us usually up to the women; spousal compatibility matters little; Japan has strong family structures, as well as their pervasive economic stability.

Kristof, Nicholas D. 1996 Who Needs Love! Annual Editions Anthropology.

Gender forces and market disparity were discussed through the example of a marriage between Cheng Ching-huang and Nguyen Thi Mai Chau, from Vietnam — a person the author knew and interviewed. The young…

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