Listen. If you're parents are good people they'll watch out for your best interests. They may not have had the same sort of cultural exposure as you and especially at such a young age. Hopefully they recognize that it's perfectly normal and accepted in most modern societies to date before getting married. Respect their views, and help them too see and respect your own. If they have a convincing oppinion on why it's in you're best interest to not date. Maybe it's worth listening too. But ultimately...you are responsible for your life and you're future. You are responsible for whatever choices you make and you are responsible for recognizing the dangers and consequences of your actions be they positive or negative. <br />
Unfortunately though, you're not really able to assume total control until you are old enough to live and provide for yourself without family support should that be the case. At the moment, if you're parents ask you not to date...or fear consequences. Either take them now or wait until you're 18/21 and liberate yourself.
May I please ask which type of Indian you are? Do you mean American Indian or India Indian?
thank you. I hope all goes well for you
I have not yet studied your family's culture, so I do not have any ideas