Integration Over Assimilation: Kala and Pathy’s Experience of Maintaining their Indian Cultural Identity While Living in the United States

“We never expected,” Kala explained. “If we were in India, we would not let her marry like this. But after I moved here, I learned a lot. [One] should not be…,” Kala paused, searching for a word, “so narrow-minded,” Pathy, Kala’s husband, finished the sentence for her. My cousin Dan is marrying their daughter Vyjoo …