Inter Caste marriages prevailed in India as a result of a very rigid caste system. Upper caste people would not have any marriage alliance with lower caste people. Even if there are eligible bachelors available it was seen as a sin to think of mixing alliances from one caste to another. In fact, though now in cities we do not a very rigid caste system prevailing, it is still seen as a taboo to have married among different castes. Practically looking at it, the bride and the groom end of facing some adjustment problems once they start living together, basic things like language, daily routine habits might create a rift among the couple and ultimately the families. Most of these marriages remain as love marriages even today, where the bride and the groom would decide to get married and get into an adjustment for life. Hence, these marriages are more common in cities rather than villages in India.
Caste systems and racial discriminations act as a bane for progressive India. For years, the different societies of India, especially Hindu society have been divided on the basis of caste system and religion. The problem of caste system was so deep rooted that it took years for the Indians to come out of that idea. Even today also India is struggling to come out of this social menace. History reveals that efforts have been made by various social reformers and individuals to make India free from the clutches of caste system, untouchability and race discrimination.
People have realized that a successful marriage is not dependent on factors such as same caste and religion. It is on the other hand, built on the aspects of mutual understanding and compatibility. It is how well the two understand each other's need and feel for your partner. It is not necessary that you have to belong to the same community or caste to understand your spouse better. Today, there are ample of examples when two people from totally different background and lifestyle come together and spend their entire life happy with each other, thanks to education.
Education has broadened the periphery of thinking and helped people develop analytical powers. It has not only altered their perception about life, but also about social concerns such as marriage and relationship. Inter caste and inter religion marriages serves as a beacon light for social equality. In order to break the perils of caste-system, it has becomes incumbent that there should be inter-caste marriages. Marriage is mostly dependent on true love and feeling and once this is achieved, caste and religion all becomes secondary issues.