Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Intolerance towards Indian Widows

March 2007
In many conservative Indian families, widows are seen as a liability. Cast out of the family home, they live the rest of their lives in poverty and isolation.

"She becomes a zero and all her powers are lost", states Dr Giri, explaining how some women's status change when their husband dies. With no where else to go, thousands come to Vrindavan, city of widows. It was the childhood home of Hindu God, Krishna, who championed downtrodden women. "They come here in search of death", explains Dr Giri, in the hope they will have a better afterlife

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1 comment:

liberalcynic said...

Intolerance towards widows in North India is pretty bad, but thanks to the awareness spread by a couple of movies and some inspired journalists.

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