Skip to comments.A City of Widows: Pictures From India’s Town for Discarded Women [Hidden Faces of Hindu Culture!]
Posted on 06/24/2013 6:09:57 PM PDT by Steelfish
A City of Widows: Pictures From Indias Town for Discarded Women When a womans husband dies in India, she can be subjected to stigma, loss of family and exile to a small city of 4,000 temples. By Allan MacDonellMarch 19, 2013 A Widows Fire A widow prepares food outside her room at the Meera Sahavagini ashram in the pilgrimage town of Vrindavan.
In some traditional beliefs, widows are blamed for the death of their husbands and are perceived as bad karma.
In Sati, a practice now banned in India, widows would offer themselves on a burning pyre to pay homage to their late husbands.
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All cultures are equal don’t cha know....
At least they covered in a burlap sack from head to toe...like in the ROP...death cult....
From the picture all of the men must have died old.
I didn’t see any young widows there.
Surely there must be some good looking young widows lurking around.
Make that not covered in a burlap sack.....
Paging Mr. Mataz. Paging Mr. Mataz.
Not true. I lived there last year.
Child marriage is still practiced there in India - often a man of about 45-50 will marry someone younger than 16 and most marriages are arranged - and Dowry is still practiced there.
Many widows I know and served there were widows from a young age. They have lived in Hindu-imposed misery - to pay for their sin of not dying before their husband - if they ever want to be reincarnated into a higher caste.
In many ways, the Hindu Caste system as practiced in India is far worse than Islam is in some countries. People are enslaved to that system, mind, body and soul.
One more view of Hindu nationalist tyranny, repression, and violence.
I have an acquaintance who is very familiar with Hindu culture and religion, and has spent all told several years in India. I have also seen many photos of widows in this town and apparently the author made sure to cherry pick only gloomy miserable looking photos.
I asked my acquaintance for more info. I consider this article to be very one sided.
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