In A.R. Vasavi’s, The Freedom of Love Politics, Not Self-fulfilment, Dominates Public Discussion of Love in India, the idea of choosing who you love in Indian culture. The blog discusses how the idea of falling in love and find your soul mate is something that is glorified in Western Culture. It also discusses how, the quest for love is seen as a very normal thing, as opposed to arranged marriages. Then Vasavi goes on to talk about how in India culture, parents tend to pick who it is that their offspring will marry. How it is custom for parents to be the match makers when the time of marriage comes to pass. It then talks about a new movement that, youth have chosen to follow, in order to follow their hearts and get married to whom they want. Although the government is keen about the culture and maintaining rules against displays of public affection.
Anthropologically, it seems the love as a whole is universally thought about differently, and how it comes about is what is in question. Should people have the freedom of choice to marry who they like, or is it better for parents to chose who is meant to be with them for the rest of their lives. Either way can lead to success or failure, each comes with pros and cons. The question is, is there a right answer?