Written on Thursday, July 05, 2007 by Jessica
When a Hindu woman is widowed, it's a sign of bad luck, so her family ostracizes her.
Hindu widows are shunned from society when their husbands die, not for religious reasons, but because of tradition -- and because they're seen as a financial drain on their families.These women are reduced to begging in the streets for food. I think I will never cease to wonder in awe at the potential for cruelty, indifference, and cold-heartedness in humanity. If you enjoyed this post Subscribe to our feed
They cannot remarry. They must not wear jewelry. They are forced to shave their heads and typically wear white. Even their shadows are considered bad luck.