A woman walking alone shelters under an umbrella during heavy rainfall in Chennai. Photo: AFP A woman walking alone shelters under an umbrella during heavy rainfall in Chennai. Photo: AFP
A woman walking alone shelters under an umbrella during heavy rainfall in Chennai. Photo: AFP
India

Single by choice: India’s women reject marriage in their millions, but society hasn’t caught up

  • There are more single women in India today than at any time since records began, yet discrimination, stereotypes and the patriarchy still abound
  • Single women often find themselves labelled as morally loose or headstrong, forced to fight a constant uphill battle against societal prejudices

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A woman walking alone shelters under an umbrella during heavy rainfall in Chennai. Photo: AFP A woman walking alone shelters under an umbrella during heavy rainfall in Chennai. Photo: AFP
A woman walking alone shelters under an umbrella during heavy rainfall in Chennai. Photo: AFP
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