In India, there are a number of different cultures represented. Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists are all in India, and natives from every culture in that country come to the local area, bringing with them their own cultural response to circumcision. Depending on the religious and social background of the individual, a person from India can have one of many views on the subject of circumcision.
In Islamic culture, Muslim men are routinely circumcised. In India, the Muslim men are circumcised at birth or at some time during childhood. A similar situation exists for Jewish and Christian children. Jewish children are circumcised while infants and Christian children may or may not be circumcised at some point during their young lives as well. Some Christian groups may not employ circumcision, and it is not necessarily a guarantee for circumcision (Morris).
On the other hand, Buddhist and Hindu men are not routinely circumcised at any point during their lives. For these men, it is irregular to be circumcised and, as part of their culture, it is not necessarily something that they would encounter (Rinehart, R).
For people from India, it is important to understand the variance in culture that exists in immigrants from India. Christians and Muslims from the area could be expected to be circumcised, and familiar with the procedure, while Hindus and Buddhists are not likely to have had the procedure. For this reason, it is important to avoid making assumptions of any kind of assumptions or judgments based upon circumcision and, if possible, to explain a procedure that may seem odd to some Indian people.