Child Brides

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    India has thousands of child brides. The unfortunate young woman shown here feeding the infant from the giant coconut in foreground has been seen on Calcutta's streets day after day with he child. Her misery is more than typical thousands of India's unfortunates.

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    1. click flick [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      Is this an image taken in recent times or from the post-colonial periods, because the attire of the young girl and the people in the background seem rather old.

      What i like about the image - is the expression captured. Also the coconut used as a measure against the young girl and her child.

      What i dont quite like is the implication about 'thousands' of child marriages in India. While there might be cases of child marriages in weaker economical sections of the society, it is not a rampant phenomenon as you make it out to be.

    2. Brajeshwar 91 months ago | reply

      Yes, this is an old photo perhaps shot during world war by an American Military Photographer. I have collected here with the permission of the publisher.

    3. dakellymon 91 months ago | reply

      This is an extraordinary photo, The girl is obviously in anguish. The existance of the weaker economical sections of society, the so called "untouchables" in India, is a sad statment for a nation with such a long history.

    4. nehDM 89 months ago | reply

      You have done great work by sharing this fantastic treasure on Flickr. Each photo is unique and words are not enough.
      Thank you.

    5. absoluteblisss 87 months ago | reply

      wonderfully captured.

    6. Hugón 81 months ago | reply

      Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Realidade Social - Social Reality, e nós adoraríamos ter a sua foto adicionada ao grupo.

    7. sinharoy_avijit 78 months ago | reply

      Bring tear to my eyes

    8. gariahater_chhokra 76 months ago | reply

      the mother herself is a small girl.

    9. Brajeshwar 76 months ago | reply

      Yes, I think it is the "Early Marriage" tradition of India at that time.

    10. kishi_kishorekumar 74 months ago | reply

      It is really good collection

    11. COSTENNITA 73 months ago | reply

      this pic... make me cry

    12. umesh_srinivasan 68 months ago | reply

      Can I blog this?

    13. ema ema 59 months ago | reply

      thanks to eye that capthred it

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