The practice of arranged marriage in India dates back to the 4th century. But you may have just become familiar with the practice of matchmaking from Netflix’s Emmy-Award winning television show, Indian Matchmaking. The show adds a modern flair to traditional practices. Arranged marriages in India came about to maintain social castes in which the parents of each party are determined to be “matchable” as well. Astrological birth charts and ‘face-readers’ are brought in to add additional insight for the mutuality of the matches. In Season Two of Indian Matchmaking, we see where the couples from Season One are today – (spoiler alert!)
… all of which are not successfully together.
Although Sima Taparia, India’s matchmaker receives many accolades, it makes us wonder if the purpose of the show is simply to entertain or whether the traditions of arranged marriage just don’t hold up in our modern world. Even in India, these ancient customs are changing with younger generations.
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