• Friday, August 19, 2022


Majority of Indian-American weddings are now interracial

Bridegroom Scott Higgins (R) from Walnut Creek in California poses with Indian bride Nayanatara Nanda Kumar, residing in California. (NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

A majority of Indian-Americans are no longer interested in marrying within the community. According to a new report, almost 80 percent of Indian-American marriages are today interracial or interfaith, as most Indian-Americans want to marry someone they met at school or college. Although there is no official data available on how these marriages are doing, Shobha Shastry, founder and CEO of Alankar Event Planners and Decorators, told India New England News there’s greater acceptance of Indian-Americans into American households. This is one of the main reasons why interracial or interfaith marriages among the Indian-American community has doubled in the last…

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