'Till death do us apart'- a story of violence in a marriage.

Urmila Chanam
Posted March 9, 2012 from India

And they lived happily ever after.Or so it was meant to be.

In India a man and a woman do not just get married to each other. They marry into two different families- the girl into the boys family and vice-versa. In the words of reknown novelist Chetan Bhagat in his debut novel The Two States mentions," In India boy falls in love with girl. Girl falls in love with boy. Boy falls in love with girl's family. Girl falls in love with boy's family. Boy marries girl. Girl marries boy. Boy marries girl's family. Girl marries boy's family. And all of them live happily thereafter "

Can you imagine happiness in such a commotion?

Radhika was 25.Dusky and a little over weight which is considered a near 'crime' in a country where fairness cream sells like hot cakes and beautiful is Katrina Kaif or Rakhee Sawanth with a 27 inch waistline. She wasn't getting any proposals and the one that landed at last, her parents took it without consulting her. They seem to just want to get her married off. In India 25 is considered late for a girl and parents are justified when they begin to fret over it and lose their judgement.

The wedding took place in two months time and she headed to live wth her husband in a joint family.The Indian wdding scene goes like this, with several eyes watching her evrey move , other than the man she married.

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Mar 11, 2012
Mar 11, 2012

I hope to reading more from you and the continuation of this essay of yours.

warmly, Katea