A Catholic priest has blown the lid off a long-held, but barely mentioned, religious bias over skin colour among Indians. People in this country are obsessed with fair complexion. India’s skin-whitening cream industry, which promises to render pretty much every body part a shade lighter, is a Rs3,000-crore behemoth. It peddles the promise of success…

via From Hindu gods to Catholic saints, Indians worship the fair and lovely — Quartz

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