For the first time I would suggest everyone to watch this serial on the idiot box. For the first time in my notice is a serial which really looks are problems faced by women in this patriarchal society. Especially in rural areas where superstitions, traditions and customs are dice loaded against women in every aspect social, economical, psychological and even legal in some ways. I really wish women at large watch this program and learn or rather their eye open to the reality!
Set in rural Rajasthan, ‘Balika Vadhu’ traces the arduous journey of child bride Anandi from the brink of childhood to womanhood. Married at the tender age of eight, to an equally young Jagdish, she enters a new world which is at once alienating and confusing. and torn away from the merriment of childhood and her family, she has to accept and accustom herself to this new family of strangers, new relationships and accept her roles as a friend, lover, wife and a mother as she forges her way in the world. ‘Balika Vadhu’ very sensitively portrays the plight of children who are unwittingly forced into marriage, in the name of tradition, and have to bear the repercussions for the rest of their lives.
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