Latitude News spoke to South Asian women living in the U.S. with different experiences with arranged marriages. Arranged marriages are usually practiced by Hindus and Muslims. You would think that all Hindus and Muslims would agree with this type of marriage but in reality they are not all the same, and some of them don’t agree with it. For example, in the article, Omi Iqbal, a Pakistani American, was only 16 when she got engaged to a 28 year old man, and was married at 18. She says “I was hoping I’d find Prince Charming on my own”. Her parents had their reasons for doing this. Of course she didn’t agree with it but it was part of their religion and she had no choice but to do as told. On the other side of the spectrum, some women expect their families to arrange a marriage for them—and then feel lost when it doesn’t happen. The article is a credible source of information because it gives us real life examples of the South Asian women speaking during the interview, the sources are real people not initials, the article presents a balance of the pros and cons.
"Arranged Marriages, American-style." Latitude News. Web. 5 Feb. 2015. <http://www.latitudenews.com/story/arranged-marriages-american-style/>. (Yahoo.com)
Who has a better chance at not getting divorced is the question. Arranged marriages or the typical American marriage? In a time in history where 40-50 percent of marriages end in divorce experts believe that arranged marriages end up having a better, long-lasting relationship in the long run. Why? arranged , is a marriage that is planned and agreed to by the families or guardians of the bride and groom, who have little or no say in the matter themselves. Experts found that, one key to a strong, arranged marriage is the amount of parental involvement at its start. Other people disagree on arranged marriages they believe that they should be the ones choosing who they fall in love with and not their families or guardians. This article is credible because it tells us the day it got published; the article contains verifiable and checkable facts, and references are provided.
Lee, Ji. "Modern Lessons from Arranged Marriages." The New York Times. The New York Times, 19 Jan. 2013. Web. 5 Feb. 2015. <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/fashion/weddings/parental-involvement-can-help-in-choosing-marriage-partners-experts-say.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0>. (Google.com)
Millions of people marry with arrangement for reasons like; 1.Desire for a husband/wife.
2. They want a family 3. Financial reasons. Etc. Once the families have chosen the spouse the families discuss they marriage with one another, during these meetings the boy and girl can meet one another, or they don’t have to until the day of the marriage. This article is credible because the article has information that is not found on every single other article on the web. All the information is different. Looking for articles that are informal rather than advertising is also a good way to see if an article is believable.
“Marriage." Marriage Site Wide Activity RSS. Web. 5 Feb. 2015. <http://marriage.ygoy.com/arranged-marriage-customs-and-traditions/>. (Bing.com)
Database: Literature Resource
Aguiar, Marian. "Arranged marriage: cultural regeneration in transnational South Asian popular culture." Cultural Critique 84 (2013): 181+.Literature Resource Center. Web. 11 Feb. 2015.
In this article, it is simply describing how in the past ten years, the concept of arrange marriage has been undergoing a cultural revival in transnational works in middle and upper-middle class of South Asian women. They describe how the term "transnational" is understood as the interconnection of cultures. They express how arranged marriages have become fascination in the west, and how references to arranged marriages have radically