Or should I title this post as A Weird Woman, Madness, A Mad Story, or what?
Rabindranath Tagore held that a Story Has to be Fictional; that it Cannot be Factual. In that case this is Not a Story. This really happened. And it happened like this:
There is a Poor Woman (let Us call her PW), who is a Widow, and she has a Daughter aged about 16 years now. The girl has just finished her 10th class exams. The girl is also a Thin little thing, measuring a Perfect 25-25-25, as Erma Brombeck would have said.
Now the Woman has a brother (let Us call him B), who is about 45 years old, is married and has Daughter of his own. The man is also having relationship with another woman, and his Wife is Severely Objecting to this.
The man does not like it. His Wife Objecting to things, that is. And the Weird thing is that the Woman, PW, of whom I had started talking about, Supports her brother in this, – and Criticises her Sister in law for criticising her husband!
Good old PW is going to the extent of Wanting to Marry off her Daughter, the 16 year old, 25-25-25 to her brother B.
So this becomes Not Only a case of Child Marriage. It is one of:
- A 45 year Old, Married man with a Fairly grown up Child,
- Already having Extramarital relations,
- On the Verge of Marrying his 16 Year old 25-25-25 Niece.
For me the Weird thing is that the Mother of the Girl, PW, is not just supporting this, but is Highly Enthused about it.
This photograph is Just by way of Interest. The groom is all of 14 years, and the Bride, a Full, Mature 12 years OLD! Sigh.
So tell me, How would YOU entitle this post?
- The Mad Woman?
- The Crazy Woman?
- The Weird one?
- Something Else?
Come On, Join in!