Child Brides Of Rajasthan & Their Stories

Kesar, like other 16-year-olds in the crowd, can’t stop chattering about the big dreams they have for the future, to someday become a teacher or a police officer. But for this Class XI student there is a bit of an impediment: she was married off as a 12-year-old.

“I realised I was married only when I was 14. I want to ask my parents why they got me married so soon,” Kesar maintains a straight face as she narrates her story.