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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22588.

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Transcript Nowadays, Indian parents still play a major role in their children's marriage, often meeting poten- t.al partners and their parents before presenting t lem to their own son or daughter. These, ready-to- get-married youths meet each other, perhaps several times, before making their final choice. Often tie field of hopefull partners is rather great, as parents make inquiries to all friends and relatives toth in the United States and India. The main advantage to this system is believed to t e the reduction of anxiety produced when youths a re trying to find a mate for themselves. The idea is that young men and women need all the time they (an get in order to get their education, build friend- ships, and learn household responsibilities. Also, by involving the parents' judgements in the mar- liage process, the youths will be more apt to chose partners who have more in common with their own tackground, religion, upbringing, and general lifestyle, thus reducing possibilities for marital tensions. Though I personally tend to agree with this sys- i em, it is often difficult for others outside the sys- lem to keep an open mind and not declare almost haughtily "I would only marry for love." Indian custom calls for couples to be utterly ded- hated to each other. And usually when the the joung men and women chose their partner, they Know and expect it will be forever. More stress is placed on the woman, however, to do everything she can to please her husband and her in-law's. By observing my aunts and uncles — and their spouses, most of the Indian wives cleverly allow tieir husbands to feel they are "king" of their I" omes, while actually maintaining much more con- t ol over the household than the husband would s aspect. Actually, while it may appear that Indian women are taught to be merely passive, I believe that they are taught to win over other people, such as their husband and their in-law's, by displaying a gentle, yielding, and accomodating nature. Some may call it passive, but I call it smart and more beneficial in the long run. The Indian customs are rooted from generations upon generations, and are embedded in people, like myself, who are far away from the mother country. People hold on to many of the customs, because they feel their is some worth or purpose in it. For instance, parents want to help their children in the marriages after experiencing the benefits they had in their own marriages. Also, those who remain purely vegetarian, even in a country where it is slightly difficult to do so, believe they are doing the right thing. For this reason, the customs are practiced, and the more they are understood by the others, the more tolerant and understanding the "others'' will become. ► Sandhya A. Sanghani Foriegn Customs ■ 313