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India's abandoned widows struggle to survive

<b>The Hindu temple town of Vrindavan, a few hours south-east of Delhi, is known by another name locally: it's called the city of widows.</b><p>While most come here to find religion, many come because they have nowhere else to go. Others are just dumped here by families who no longer want to pay for their …

Challenges of being a woman in India

One-month-old baby girl Khushi, which means "happiness" in Hindi, would not have been alive had her mother, Sumanjeet, given in to pressure from some relatives and neighbors.<p>"They would cry and yell, 'What are you doing giving birth to a girl? Push her off the roof of the building, kill her! Why …

Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act, 1856

The <b>Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act, 1856</b>, also <b>Act XV, 1856</b>, enacted on 26 July 1856, legalised the remarriage of Hindu widows in all jurisdictions of …

The ongoing tragedy of India’s widows - Women’s Media Center

The ongoing tragedy of India’s widows<p>Widows in India have a pronoun problem. The estimated 40 million women widows in the country go from being …

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International Widows' Day: What It's Like to Be a Widow in India

More than 200 million widows live in poverty worldwide, many of them falling victim to abuse - rape, prostitution and eviction all common problems. …

Widows in India: My children threw me out of the house | International Women's Day

<b>Vrindavan, India -</b> Self-immolation, sati, on a husband's pyre may have been banned in India, but life for many widows in India is still disheartening as they are shunned by their communities and abandoned by their families.<p>"I used to wash dishes and clothes in people's house to earn money, but the …

A life of ashes - The story of India's widows

<b>There are more than 40 million widows in India and for the majority of them, life is what some have described as a "living sati", a reference to the</b> …

For India's Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation

"I have no one. I've lost everything. My children are gone, my parents are gone. My husband's family doesn't ask about me. They don't even look for me, they don't even know if I eat," says Manu Ghosh, 85.<p>That's her above, seen before and after the Hindu festival of Holi at her ashram in northern …

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The heartbreaking plight of India's widows: How women are kicked out of their homes and shunned by society after their husbands die

• Amazing photos show how thousands of women travel to holy city of Varanasi to beg for money from pilgrims<br>• They are often thrown out of family homes …

The Indian town with 6,000 widows

<b>Thousands of widows have been making their way to one particular town in the north of India. Cast out by their families, or simply alone in the world, some travel hundreds of miles to get there, and nobody quite knows why.</b><p>India is jam-packed with holy sites and pilgrimage destinations. But few …

India's invisible widows, divorcees and single women

<b>The rape and murder of a student on a Delhi bus in 2012 made headlines and sparked protests about violence against women. But there are other hazards for women in India, and particularly for single women - who are often unable to live a normal life.</b><p>Wearing a long, bright yellow frock and two …