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India – no country for single women

India – no country for single women

For many young people, India is a land of opportunity. Male or female, if you’re well educated and resourceful there’s the chance of a well-paid career. Just one problem, says Suruchi Sharma – if you’re a woman, you must marry by your mid-20s.

“Single? Why, what’s your age?”

“28”

“Okay, that’s too bad. How are you managing it? Couldn’t find anyone?”

Welcome to the conversation that a single woman in India, in her late 20s faces, almost all the time. Yes, it’s a big deal if you’re 28 and unmarried. You’re looked upon as a big failure. I am serious.

BBC article

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