Sunday, January 23, 2011

White Shadows

White Shadows is a photo-essay by The Travel Photographer, Tewfic El-Sawy on the widows of Vrindavan. It is here, in the sacred and holy city of Vrindavan, that a segment of impoverished Indian widows find refuge after the death of their husbands. Being destitute, these women are often cast out of their family homes by her children and in-laws, unable or unwilling to feed an extra mouth.  The widows earn a meager keep by chanting devotional chants on behalf of pious families, and congregate in various ashrams in the city.

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