Sonakshi Srivastava

Sonakshi Srivastava

The author lives and works in Hong Kong. She has a day job and an evening job so she usually writes late at night about the things she loves, like animals, books, Bollywood, feminism, TV shows and culture.

Arranged Marriages: How are promises of a lifetime made in one day?

I grew up with a mother who constantly wondered what her life would have been like if she hadn’t gotten married at 23. What if her college days were spent in Delhi instead of in her own small town? Would the lap of a big city nurture a strong independent woman just like itself? My mother was meant to go to a renowned college in Delhi but for some reason had to settle for the one which was a bicycle ride away from my grandparents’ home. After she finished her MA and graduated top of her class, the wedding talks ...

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