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The city of Vrindavan in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is also known as the ‘City of Widows’ and is home to an estimated number of 20,000 women who have lost their husbands. These women have been abandoned by their families and are shunned by the society because of many superstitions. Widows are said to bring bad luck and being a widow is considered the biggest curse for a woman.
Date21.04.2016 | 12:52
Tagsashram, City of Widows, Deepa Mehta, Durga, Hindu, Holi, Roma Rajpal Weiß, Sharmistha Dutta, Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavan, women's rights
DURGA, a photography project by Sharmistha Dutta that addresses the apathy and gender inequality that exists against women, especially widows in India. WTO Reporter Roma Rajpal Weiß spoke to her on the plight of widows in India and the inspiration behind her project.
Date15.09.2015 | 21:08