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Indian widows celebrate Holi festival

The widow in India - woman without any rights and hope for good future. When husband dies, they have to leave their home, put on white sari and live at 300 rupees (about 5$) in a month. Usually this happens in a families where people don't have education and live in poor conditions. About 5000 widows live in Vrindavan city. The society changes its position to widows slowly - couple years ago they were allowed to play Holi - famous festival of colors. I hope that indian government will help these women not only once in a year, cause they need not social condemnation but compassion.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Vrindavan, India
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Tanya Sharapova