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Is Arranged Marriage Really Any Worse Than Craigslist.docx

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 2170
Professor
Margaret Mc Donald
Semester
Fall

Description
Enistala Ellistan  #212066668 Professor Margaret MacDonald ANTH 2170: Sex, Gender and the Body Wednesday February 26, 2014. th  Feburary 5    : Arranged Marriage?  In Anita Janin article entitled, Is Arranged Marriage Really Any Worse Than  Craigslist? she discusses the struggle with arrange marriage that modern Indian women;  throughout her article, she does not reject nor agree with the idea of arrange marriage.  Throughout the article she discusses the struggle of being a 32 year old, single women  and whether she should let her family find her a husband. She lives in New York and  discusses her story as being an American and Indian women and the values she deals with  being from both a Western and traditional culture. She decides to go back home (India) in  order to improve her dating opportunities and makes a connection to her father, when he  had left his homeland to move to America for better career opportunities. Janin mother  agrees strongly on arrange marriage and states, “It’s not that there isn’t love. It’s just that  it comes after marriage.” Janin also discuses the importance marriage has on a Indian  women’s life by stating that before children learn to say mom or dad, they are learned the  word shaadi (marriage). When she gets to India her expectations were nowhere what she had expected; she was not getting any luck in finding a man. When she returns back to America, she decides to try the arranged marriage route her parents have been talking about. In conclusion, Janin main
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