A screenshot from the trailer for the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. Critics claim the series portrays a narrow, West-friendly version of India that does not accurately reflect the country as a whole. Photo: Netflix
Charmaine Carvalho
Opinion

Opinion

Charmaine Carvalho

How Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking scratches the glossy surface of ‘new India’

  • Through the lens of courtship and marriage, the show presents a class of Indians who easily straddle East and West, but conflates upper-caste Hindu culture with Indian culture. While laying bare regressive stereotypes, the show also offers space for rebellion
A screenshot from the trailer for the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. Critics claim the series portrays a narrow, West-friendly version of India that does not accurately reflect the country as a whole. Photo: Netflix
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