15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Breaking stigma

Hindu widow enjoying holi festival with colors. Widows breaks the 400 year tradition and celebrate Holi ( Colorful festival in india) . For years the widows in India lived a life devoid of worldly pleasures. They were banished and forced to live in HERMITAGE . These women weren't allowed to participate in celebrations until a few years ago when they broke the tradition and started celebrating the festival of colors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © RAJIV KUMAR Solanki