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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Breaking stigma

Hindu widows playing with colors on each other to celebrate the Holi festival. 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