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Genie of Inter-caste marriage!

Couple of months back, in the Orkut Bishnupriya Manipuri community, a long, contagious debate took place on the inter-caste marriage. The debate was hot, hot as much it could bring sweat down under everyone's collar. If one remembers, and has closely followed it. It was indeed so.

I remember both the sides 'for' and 'against' were armed to teeth with facts and figures. They had a point and logic what they were putting. Some were damn practical to their views and some adamant to their beliefs.

But it was interesting to the hilt. And I enjoyed it thoroughly. No doubt of it, their were comments that were very much personal and hence mitigating the whole spirit of discussion and fruitful debate.

No problem! At the end of day we were all having the same blood running in our veins - Bishnupriya Manipuri. Quarrels do take place when from various parts of the world people congregate and exchange their precious views.

The debate brought slew of perceptions that we have on inter-caste marriage. If I go personal to this issue that is slowly engulfing the Bishnupriya Manipuri: 1. guys going for girls from different community. 2. In return girls choosing boys other's caste. 3. Boys and girls of the same community that is Bishnupriya Manipuri tying nuptial knot.

If we keep aside those areas where the community is based and has roots. And if we come out to those areas where our people are sprinkled here and there, say for any purpose like job and education, then the probability is more of the 1 and the 2.

Reasons are many and widespread. First the required interaction between the boy and the girl is absolutely nil, so the probability to tie the knot is nowhere and doesn't come into the picture.

Second, there is a big gap of geography and the mental frame of both the parties. And the way the modern living is going on both the sexes had a fear and they are in apprehensive state about the future. How the future will take its course?

Third, there is a mismatch in terms of education, economic status of boys and the girls. This is the reason why those coming in the bracket of economic prosperity and higher education remain bachelor and bachelorette.

It is good and fantastic if both boys and girls is from the same community. But, taking into consideration all these factors than leave it to god. The almighty will decide where the boat will sail and anchor.

Written by Rajesh Sinha

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Comments

  1. Welcome to the blog ... Mr Rajesh..

    We have had a sweating debate in orkut wherein i have also had few posts...I abosolutely agree on the last point u mentioned.Its legitimate and a fact and i personally felt it and also seen many cases wherein due to the apprehension of imbalance and compatibility an erudite coetrie remains bachelor or have late marriages. Its not that there is a scarsity of fair sexes who also come to the elite bracket but its due to the lack of openness in communication for which the aspiring does not meet the desiring...

    However , a well written topic...ur posts are definitely adding the value to the blog.
    Regards...

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  2. Mr Rajesh trust me this is one of the most awesome stuff you wrote......
    Hats of to you man.....i dont have words to express....
    Such superior writing and your point was so logical and the topic that u choosed was so meaning full rather than all those good for nothing meaningless stuffs about history and how great we are and all....
    Guys like you who define the present and future i really salute to U.....

    Keep it up man...........

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