An even less valid reason is that some gurdwara management committees see mixed marriages in a gurdwara as an additional source of income.
Although Sikh attitudes to other religions is one of respect, the Sikh Gurus reminded us that Sikhi is a distinct path in its own right with unique emphasis on the equality of all human beings and it’s far-sighted teachings on gender equality.
It's been called the greatest cultural barrier still existing in Britain.
All this time I sort of thought that if I were younger, or maybe if I’d never been married, or if I didn’t have my lovely daughter in her last year of high school that maybe I could have a relationship with an Indian man.
She had four children under the age of four by the time she was 21.
But my father - whom I never knew because they split up when I was one - was not a kind man and the marriage was very unhappy.
The white women in their 20s and early 30s who I know don’t seem to have any problem.
But it just turns out that I haven’t met the right Indian man for ME yet.