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What those factors are, exactly, has changed as the country has, but the crux of the matter remains constant: if you’re an Indian woman, it’s statistically likely that your parents will choose the man with whom you spend the rest of your life.

More than 22 million Indians—around one of every eight who use the Internet—use the country’s matrimonial sites, according to a recent review of India’s Internet Economy Watch Report.

This is why matrimonial websites attract controversy.

They operate at the awkward nexus in modern Indian society between intracultural custom and intercultural connectivity, a conflict-prone junction built by a sudden 20-year economic boom that came without a societal user’s manual.

In June, the Delhi-based Economic Times valued the online matrimony market at around 5.1 billion Indian rupees (roughly $81 million)with an annual growth rate of 30 percent: a rose in the snowdrift of the Indian economy, whose recent erratic nature has shaken everything from exchange rates to onion prices.

For those in the West, it probably isn’t particularly surprising that Internet matrimony is one of India’s most lucrative and omnipresent online industries.Free Submit Domain Search Domain Shop India Poll Photo Gallery India Cool Site's India Top 10 Indian Jokes Joke of The Day India Book Premium Listing Lifetime Premium listing in India Book just for . Listing will be in relevant category of the directory with desired linking text and description. For bulk listings you can avail more discounts by contacting at [email protected] Arts & Humanities Artists, Crafts, Art Galleries, Visual Business & Economy Shopping, Finance, Companies... Hindu Dating Thank you for visiting our web site The top Indian dating and single's website for Hindus of any age, countries and sub cultures We offer you a number of dating options according to the wants and standards.It highlights a false dichotomy between modern arranged marriages and fairytale love.Last week, I joined Shaadi.com, India’s oldest and most popular matrimonial website.A few years back, a media psychologist named Srividya Ramasubramanian examined 24 American and British films about India for the prevalence and portrayal of certain tropes and saw little more than a country “consistently portrayed as backward, uncivilized, savage, and traditional.” The Western notion of “Indian-ness,” Ramasubramanian writes, is predicated upon a sense of Occidental superiority, complicit with a sort of “cultural imperialism…