Saturday, August 25, 2007
Done in water colors and Lumograph. This is a muslim girl of malabar with her girl child waiting for her arab 'mapila'. There are many unfortunate girls like her among this community-forced to marry old,arabs who come down to Kerala coast to do bussiness or just for fun.The poor girls who are not even literate have no other way to live but'marry' these men -their own mothers being women who were divorced or widowed and living in utter poverty. These poor girls are married off and abandoned like their own mothers to live once again their mothers lives!