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ARTIST: RICHARD LAZZARA
ART GALLERY BOULDER COLORADO USA

shankargallery
Date: 2007-09-09 18:23
Subject: Why widows go to Vrindavan
Security: Public

Why widows go to
Vrindavan

The poverty and
neglect faced by widows in West Bengal is driving them to seek refuge
in Vrindavanâ™s charity. Usha Rai looks
at the studies that show why, despite welfare measures initiated by
the West Bengal Government, widows from the state and other regions,
too, are flocking this temple town

Widows coming out of a bhajan ashram in Vrindavan
Widows coming out of a bhajan ashram in Vrindavan

A majority of the widows, whatever their caste or class, find Vrindavan peaceful
A majority of the widows, whatever their caste or class, find Vrindavan
peacefu
l

Detailed study

Pension woes

Married women
too

No check

Child
marriages

A
haven

No
caste or class
Steps
to improve their lot
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