India, a land brimming with traditions, is known for its vibrant grand arranged marriages, which have been popular here since the Vedic era. The entire Indian subcontinent believed in arranged marriages until the selection of bride and groom saw several changes with the emergence of Gandharva marriages. As modernism touched India, the concept of marriages saw gradual shifts from arranged to love, but the aura of Indian Weddings has managed to stay unparalleled till date. But do arranged marriages work? Well… older generations have lived it; so can we follow the tradition too or should we choose the other way?
Arranged to Love is a collection of fifteen short stories bringing in the flavours of marriages in India. The authors aim to let the readers reflect on this Indian tradition from various perspectives. Rituals are essential, but so is love… Love is a gamble, and so are Arranged Marriages. Then, is it possible to arrange love? Can we actually fall in love with the partner chosen for us by our parents? Does a happily ever after exists in case of Arranged Marriages?
An unadulterated amalgamation of extraordinary talent and indomitable will, Siddhartha Yadav is a manager by choice, social worker by passion, keynote speaker by skill, banker by profession, writer by circumstances and an IIITian. He has completed his graduation in Economics and English Literature from the Oxford of the East- Allahabad University and Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Indian Institute of Information Technology- Allahabad. He has been a top-drawer writer, poet, debater and orator since childhood and has bagged various awards at the state and national level.
A contributing author and compiler of many books, he is an internationally acclaimed writer, one of India’s finest motivation experts, thinker, keynote speaker, philanthropist, relationship consultant and social activist.
He is the pioneer of ‘Change India Initiative’ which is an effort to bring into limelight, the deep-rooted evils which are responsible for the paralytic situation of the country. He has also conceptualized ‘being banker initiative’ with an idea to hire, train and deploy one lakh people in the banking system to make it the biggest recruitment drive in the history of Indian banking.
As a writer he always picks any social issue or motivational stuff and ‘penning with purpose’ remains his core philosophy while writing. You can get in touch with the author at Siddhartha@changeindiainitiative.in