"Matchmaking Modernized: Exploring the Role of Marriage Bureaus in Contemporary India"

"Matchmaking Modernized: Marriage bureaus in India are very essential part and parcel of the society and culture of the country. Earlier, the concept of arranged marriage prevailed in Indian society and parents used to have the final say in the selection of a life partner for their children. To meet this culture, marriage bureaus have emerged to serve as middlemen to help families in the selection process. They create a network in which families can search for potential spouses according to their preferences including caste, religion, economic status, education level, and horoscope. This service is important, especially in a country like India where cultural practices and standards differ from one state to another as well as from one tribe to another.Exploring the Role of Marriage Bureaus in Contemporary India"