LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
»
1-min read

Matrimonial Ad in Bengal Seeks Communist Groom

Matrimonial advertisements based on caste, religion, colour are common in India but it seems political ideologies are also a factor nowadays. Recently, Aa matrimonial ad seeking "communist groom" has been published in a Bengali newspaper.

News18.com

Updated:May 1, 2017, 2:40 PM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Matrimonial Ad in Bengal Seeks Communist Groom
Representative image (Image: Huma Khan/News18)
Loading...

Kolkata: Matrimonial advertisements based on caste, religion, colour are common in India but it seems political ideologies are also a factor nowadays. Recently, a matrimonial ad seeking "communist groom" has been published in a Bengali newspaper.

As per the advertisement, Kolkata resident, Deepanuj Dasgupta, is looking for a groom for his 25-year-old sister. Dasgupta’s ad says the groom needs to be actively involved in Left politics.

The advertisement was published in Ganashakti, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). It says the woman is well-educated and holds Masters degree in Sanskrit and Bachelors degree in Education.

banga-metrimonial-advtweb

Interestingly, Dasgupta said that he is not a member of any political party, but considers himself a 'student of Marxism'. He believes that even though the political importance of West Bengal has changed, but still there are many such families who rely on Leftist ideology and he belongs to a similar family. Dasgupta said his sister was adopted by his family when she was one-year-old.

He further said that in India wedding is a social issue unlike in Europe and America where it is considered as an individual thing. The advertisement reflects the same ideology.

According to an Associate Professor of South Asian University, Ravi Kumar, this is a unique advertisement. He said: "This is the very first time I heard about this kind of advertisement in which a desire to marry a bridegroom with a particular political ideology has been expressed. It reflects the cultural development of society."



Catch the Biggest Newsmakers and the Biggest Newsbreaks on CNN-News18, your favourite English TV news channel. Keep watching CNN-News18 at just 50 Paise per Month. Contact your cable /DTH operator Now!
*Rental / capacity fee of Rs.130/- as charged by cable / DTH operator may apply. **GST extra.

Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results