How Matrimonial Shows Like ‘Indian Matchmaking’ Use a Western Gaze for Popularity

Over the last few years, Indian-origin filmmakers have exoticized and dumbed-down Indian weddings to make them palatable for a global streaming audience.

written by
Mihika Agarwal
Apr 22, 2023
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Image credit: Netflix/Denise D’souza for The Swaddle
AuthorMihika Agarwal

Mihika is a New York-based cultural journalist who likes to write about the South Asian diaspora, identity, mental health, digital culture, human rights, and film and TV, among other things. Currently, she is currently pursuing an M.A. in Arts and Culture program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she served as the Junior Digital Features Editor at Vogue India.