At about your age, I was in love and wanted to marry a man who was from Bangladesh, a country that shares a lot of India’s culture. In both countries, among their own people, a very high regard is placed on skin color and marrying within your ‘status,’ whatever the perception of that ‘status’ may be. Indian men also (I am generalizing) tend to be very deferential to the wishes of their family. If you both really want an emotionally healthy life, it would probably be best to start your lives with one another in a less-stressful environment. If you both are meant to be, it will flourish no matter where you go.