Both-And: A Guide to Raising Interfaith Kids

An "either or" approach is very black and white and doesn't easily allow for a colorful, vibrant, or fluid way to raise interfaith children.In my last essay, I talked about marriage and how, when I think of marriage in the Hindu-American context, it is of interfaith marriage, and especially the future. Just as I am unable to stop at one essay on marriage, KJ Dell'Antonia wrote twice in the New York Times, first about what happens when a Hindu marries a Catholic and the second time abo … [Read more...]

Will the Saptapadi Shape Our Marriages?

When I think of marriage in the Hindu-American context, it is not about history or the current context of same-sex marriage; it is of interfaith marriage, and especially the future.June is a month for weddings and wedding anniversaries, both in India and America. This June is especially poignant for me because of my in-laws' fiftieth anniversary and our family's inability to be together for it. Hindus celebrate weddings during auspicious times; a specific time for the rituals is set … [Read more...]


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