Browsing: Widows in Kashmir

Conflict Woman’s burden Thousands of families, from every section of the society, lost their sole male breadwinners over the past three decades, shifting the burden of looking after them on to the frail shoulders of their women. Left to fend for themselves, they fought against odds to bring up their children and take care of the elders, if any. Waseem Dar meets some of these bravehearts to understand their complex struggle in a man’s world

Woman’s Burden

Thousands of families, from every section of the society, lost their sole male breadwinners over…

Society

Language of Love

After her husband’s death, Aziza tried hard to come to terms with the loss, but…

Conflict

A Widow’s Life

An overwhelming 91 per cent of widows choose not to remarry in Muslim majority Kashmir…

Conflict

The Grace of Charity

Orphans and destitute widows pose a huge moral challenge to the people in Kashmir. The…