Skip to main content

Being a single woman in India

In India, marriage is such an important institution that being single is often a struggle for women. However, things are changing. India now has more single women than ever before: some 74 million of them. In big cities, young, educated women are saying no to marriage, choosing independence over family obligations. But in rural areas, women on their own - widows, unmarried women, and divorcees - still have to deal with discrimination and abuse. Our team reports.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Sanam Shantyaei.

Page not found

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.