Why Was She Forced To Change Her Last Name?

Her mother-in-law looked at her with a crooked smile and asked not her, but her three-day-old husband, “When’s she changing her surname?”

It was the third day after her marriage. Just after breakfast, she and her mother-in-law found themselves alone with each other. Her mother-in-law kept staring at her.

There was a kind of anger which said, “My son belonged to me, I won’t let him have you so easily.”

She shivered.

When is she changing her surname?

At that very moment, her husband of three days and her friend of eighteen months appeared. He knew how independent she was and had her own set of thoughts. He had been mesmerized by those thoughts she had said. She was reassured in his presence.

Suddenly, her mother-in-law looked at her with a crooked smile and asked not her, but her three-day-old husband, “When’s she changing her surname?”

He replied without asking, “She will do it once we return to our workplace.”

She was not asked

She wasn’t asked. Not only that, but she had no choice. Likewise, she went back and just followed what had been uttered to please someone whom she knew would never be pleased with whatever she did.

One day, she asked him, “Why didn’t you ask me if I wished to change my second name?”

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He replied, “I thought that you wouldn’t wish to change it since you belong to a higher caste!”

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Neelam

Neelam Saxena Chandra is an Engineering graduate from VNIT and has done her Post Graduation Diploma in IM&HRD and also in Finance. She has completed a summer course in Finance from London School of read more...

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