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Takuben, Age-80 yrs
Village : Sakod, Tehsil : Bawla, Dist: Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

As a Photojournalists in India, I had the privilege to witness the real India from close quarters and the plight of the underprivileged in their homes.
The agricultural land that belonged to Takuben’s Husband , has been taken away by her neighbours after his demise. Left with barely any means to survive, Takuben approached the PLWs for help. JAssiben and Sumitraben has been working tirelessly to get her Land back to her. Innumerous rounds to the Deputy collector – Bawla has been made. There seems to be a glimmer of hope after all the tiring work. The Dy-collector has assured help.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reaches out to the remote areas all over India to help the programs which seek to improve the lives of such widows, through the local NGOs. While looking for Photojournalists in India, UNDP came across my profile and hired me for some of their projects.

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Jassiben, the PLW , talking on telephone at her office.

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Sumitraben & Jassiben, both trained PLWs, working in their office at Bawla.

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Takuben’s village.

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Takhuben : Portrait of a Woman ravaged with the atrocities of the male dominated society and an apathetic administration.

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Takhuben : Portrait of a Woman ravaged with the atrocities of the male dominated society and an apathetic administration.

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Takhuben sits in whatever is left of her home.

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Takhuben : Ravaged with the atrocities of the male dominated society and an apathetic administration, but yet fighting boldly for her rights.

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Takuben discusses her case with the Swabhoomi workers who have raised her hopes for justice.

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