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Widows, India's other 'untouchables'

Simmy Rathod

Lalita Goswami was married to Hindu priest who used to beat her. He died because of overdose. After his death, she was left with three children and her brother-in-law threw her out of the house. She is now living in Vrindavan. Today around 15000 women are living there in charity-run ashrams.

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  • Nihad Nour

    In Must Of Eastern Societies, They Value the Life Of A Man - No Matter How Non-worthy He Was - More Than an Existence Of A Woman - No Matter how Worthy she Was -.
    A Woman Is A Complementary for A Man's Needs, She Is Always A Second and sometimes A Last.
    I Bet Most Of Those Women Wished To Be Burned With Their Husbands Than to Live A Moment after Their Death.

  • Hillary Newman

    This is a tough article to read. Lalita Goswami's life seemed hard enough when she was married to her abusive husband, and it only got worse after she was widowed. I would love to know what organizations are out there helping women in similar situations.

    • Simmy Rathod

      In India there are places known as Ashram means spiritual hermitage. They are specially made for homeless children and women who have been the victims of men violence. Work and education both are provided in the Ashram.