ASIA: The Mating of East & West

Throughout the Indian subcontinent, the man with a Western wife is in a kind of caste by himself. Invariably, the husband has worked or studied abroad; generally he comes from a good family and has a well-paying professional or government job. But last week his caste mark looked more like the stigma of untouchability, as the press of both India and Pakistan simmered over with caterwauls against that "foreign invader," the imported bride.

Fit for a Lord. "The first thing our boys seem to get when they go abroad," sniffed one Punjab University...

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