Celebrating love beyond religion ft. Niloufer Venkatraman
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Although, the right to practice any religion is enshrined in the Indian constitution and the Special Marriage Act allows it, marriages between people of different faiths are rare and often shunned. In fact, less than 2% of marriages in India are interfaith. In this episode, we hear from Alina, born of an interfaith marriage herself, who is juggling the different expectations of her Muslim father and Hindu mother as she dates, while also dealing with judgement from wider society. For guidance and perspective, Evelyn is joined by journalist and co-founder of the India Love Project, Niloufer Venkatraman, to talk about the stories they've gathered of love that transcends religion, caste, ethnicity and gender. Show notes: Would you like your questions featured on Love Matters? If so, write to [email protected] Evelyn Sharma's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evelyn_sharma/ Niloufer Venkartman’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niloufervenk/?hl=en India Love Project Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indialoveproject/ Executive Producer: Melanie von Marschalck Lead Producer: Jennifer Collins Producer and Lead Researcher: Sana Rizvi Assistant Producers: Nicolas Martin DW Format and Product Development: Laura Döing Sound Engineer: Thomas Schmidt Editorial Support: Snigdha Sharma, Anant Nath Sharma, Shashank Bhargava
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