“As a daughter in law in an Indian family, I carry the izzat (or respect) of the family with my actions, as much as the feminist in me resists that.”

-Jessica on being married to an Indian

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In this bilingual episode, Jessica tells all the questions you may be wondering about what its like to be a foreigner in India, how she learned fluent Hindi and what it is like being married to an Indian while living in a conservative community in North India.

  • do people treat her weird as a foreigner?
  • how do people react to her speaking fluent Hindi?
  • how did Abhishek’s parents feel about their son marrying an American? 

Hear her answers and how she relates some of the off the wall things you may have never thought about being a foreigner in India, married to an Indian and living immersed in Indian culture!

The Invisible India Podcast’s opening and closing music is performed by Christopher Hale on Sitar and Ed Hanley on Tabla.

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