(Last Updated on : 17/12/2013)
Inter Caste marriages prevailed in India as a result of a very rigid caste system. Upper caste people would not have any marriage alliance with lower caste people. Even if there are eligible bachelors available it was seen as a sin to think of mixing alliances from one caste to another. In fact, though now in cities we do not a very rigid caste system prevailing, it is still seen as a taboo to have married among different castes. Practically looking at it, the bride and the groom end of facing some adjustment problems once they start living together, basic things like language, daily routine habits might create a rift among the couple and ultimately the families. Most of these marriages remain as love marriages even today, where the bride and the groom would decide to get married and get into an adjustment for life. Hence, these marriages are more common in cities rather than villages in India.
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