He is an Anglo. She is a Hindu - of the Vaisyas caste. (I do not know the sub caste. I did not know such a thing existed until 10 years ago.) They got married under the special marriage act when they lived in India. They currently live in the US and are raising their children in the suburbs.
They go to church. Their children go to Sunday school at the community protestant church. She used to sing “bhajans “on the All India Radio while she lived in India. Jehovah Witness is breaking down their door.
His parents do not like the fact that their son’s wife is not an anglo.His parents likes the grandsons brown hair. But they do not like the brown skin of their daughter-in-law.
Her siblings are not happy that she is leaning towards the church. She still sings bhajans at Indian functions here. When they go to India she goes to the temples in the surrounding places trying to explain temple architecture to her children.
She was not raised eating meat or fish as per religious norms,and continues doing so for practical reasons. However the husband cooks meat and the children are taught not to mix serving spoons when they eat family meals. (Buffet styled).
When they are vacationing and when the husband and kids want to eat meat, they split going to different restaurants,(if it is not available in the same restaurant) taking one kid along with them. she also makes ham and cheese sandwiches for the kids lunch.
Medical schools and some ivy leagues have raised the bar for Asian students so she has checked the box – white for her kid at school.She says Christians say something and do something else! She also says she loves Christ. Go figure.
Thanks Manju for pointing us Parkinsons law of trivality.