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Almost 80 Percent Indian-American Marriages Are Now Interracial or Inter-Faith

The number of intermarried—be it interracial, intercultural or interfaith—couples has nearly tripled in the United States since 1967, with Asian and Hispanic newlyweds being the most likely to be intermarried, according to the Pew Center.

It is now official: Almost 80 percent of Indian-American marriages are now interracial, intercultural and interfaith in the United States, and more so in New England.

Indian-American weddings, which were mostly homogeneous about 20 years ago, are also seeing the death of arranged marriages.

“Inter-faith marriages are the new norms,” said Upendra Mishra, publisher of INDIA New England News and the producer of the 15th edition of INDIA New England Wedding Expo on April 15 at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA. “Thus, we have themed our upcoming bridal expo as Fusion Wedding this year. This is the time to say good bye to homogeneous Indian weddings and embrace interfaith marriages.”

Read it at India New England

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