Discussion: How do you write about a culture that isn’t your own?

I literally have no clue.

At the moment I’m editing my manuscript that includes a culture loosely based on that of North Indian in the Kashmir region.

I’m not Indian, have never been, and don’t know anyone who is Indian.

Should I even be writing about such things? And if I should (which I’d liked to, the manuscript took a long time to write), how should I prepare and research for it?

Would love your input!!

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One comment

  1. Reprobate Typewriter · 7 Days Ago

    Research really really well, and make an effort to meet people from the culture you’re writing about. If you can’t find any locally, the internet is full of all kinds of people. Maybe make a road trip to a Gurdwara or pick up the phone.

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