On Caste, Love And Marriages In India
William Shakespeare once said, “What is in a name?” Had he been in India, he would have surely uttered, “What’s in a surname?”
Yes, you read it right!
When it comes to marriage, which is nevertheless a socially approved sexual contract, ‘surname’ plays a huge role. For what? Well, surname introduces the ‘caste’ preference. Casteist parents often prefer an arranged marriage system for their offspring so that their “izzat” (honour), a euphemism for ‘social anxiety’, is well-respected.
I contrite for using the ‘apex fallacy’ here but it’s a common experience faced and observed by many…