Asha contributed substantially to the family’s income. Therefore, to lose her would mean losing the proverbial goose that laid golden eggs.
Some nights I missed what we had had, back then. Most nights I didn’t. He wasn’t there but there he was. Everywhere.
Yesterday was International Widows Day, marked on 23rd June every year. Let's look at how widowhood has been in India through the centuries, and now.
Now through the Widow Pension Scheme, widowed women will have some financial autonomy at least, and not need to depend so much on others.
The Hindu widowing ceremony is one of the our women's special trauma making traditions for our those who are already in a traumatic situation.
It is unbelievable that even in 2021, a widow is expected to not dress up, wear colours... when will this change?
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