Born in a small village in Maharashtra to a lower caste family, Mayatai Sorte was surrounded by poverty and the taboos of untouchability from the beginning. During her childhood her father got married for the second time and as a result
Though she dropped out of school when she was 10 years old, Norti Bai’s decided 45 years later to embrace the digital world by learning to use computers and not allow her limited education be an obstacle in her way to progress. After initially grappling with the
Sister Mariola is the only connect that inmates of Ajmer Jail have with the outside world. They wait patiently for her to visit them, because she is the only friend, guide and messenger that they have.Sister Mariola came to Ajmer in 1979 as a teacher at a local institute.
Jhoomi Devi, a shy village woman, belongs to the Nibukia Ki Dhani village in Ajmer district of Rajasthan. Not too long ago, both Jhoomi and her husband travelled a distance of 50 kms to earn a meager sum of Rs 100, a quarter of which was spent on their commute daily.
Sua Kalbeliya is among the best dancers in the Kalbelia troupe; a traditional dance form integral to the livelihood of the Kalbelia nomadic tribe of Rajasthan. In the olden days, the Kalbelia tribals shunned by mainstream society and deemed an untouchable caste,
Hirabaiben is a woman of strength in the true sense. Orphaned at a young age, Hirabaiben had to face a lot of hardships due to her family’s huge financial debt. But that did not stop her fighting spirit! Despite having a limited education, she spotted an real opportunity to
51 days, 11 hours and 40 minutes is what 33-year-old Sucheta Kadethankar took to cross the grueling 1000 mile (1623 km) stretch of the largest desert in Asia. The scorching heat of over 45 degrees and a dislocated shoulder didn’t stop Sucheta from realizing her
Vijaylaxmi is only 24 years old but is an inspiration to many young girls in her village of Jhodinda, Rajasthan, where child marriage is common. She defied this age-old tradition and decided to follow her aspirations to go to college and live life the way she wanted.