Society for Military History. One of the most famous intermarriages was between the Anglo-Indian resident James Achilles Kirkpatrick and the Hyderabadi noblewoman and descendant of prophet Mohammed, Khair-un-Nissa. Interracial marriage In the U. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anti-miscegenation laws have played a large role in defining racial identity and enforcing the racial hierarchy. The theory that most of the Eurasian mixed-race Hong Kong people are descended only from Tanka women and European men, and not ordinary Cantonese women, has been backed up by other researchers who pointed out that Tanka women freely consorted with foreigners because they were not bound by the same Confucian traditions as the Cantonese, and having relationships with European men was advantageous for Tanka women, but Lethbridge criticized it as "a 'myth' propagated by xenophobic Cantonese to account for the establishment of the Hong Kong Eurasian community".
During the British East India Company 's rule in India in the late 18th century and early 19th century, it was initially fairly common for British officers and soldiers to take local Indian wives.
Intercultural couples tend to face hardships most within-culture relationships do not. In there weremarriages in Japan, of which 40, involved a non-Japanese bride and 8, involved a non-Japanese groom. Archived from the original on April 16, While intermarriage between Hakka Chinese and Indians hardly occur. He stated in an opinion that:. Halting in the course of a recent anthropological expedition on the western side of the Nilgiri plateau, in the midst of the Government Cinchona plantations, I came across a small settlement of Chinese, who have squatted for some years on the slopes of the hills between Naduvatam and Gudalur, and developed, as the result of 'marriage' with Tamil pariah women, into a colony, earning an honest livelihood by growing vegetables, cultivating cofl'ce on a small scale, and adding to their income from these sources by the economic products of the cow.