April 25, 2012

"It is the first example we know of a couple wed in childhood wanting the marriage to be annulled..."

At age 1, Laxmi Sargara was married to a 3-year-old named Rakesh. She found out about it when she was 18 and the in-laws came for her.

12 comments:

glenn said...

Another of the wonderful shades in the multi-colored tapestry of life.

rhhardin said...

Romantic marriage is a modern invention.

Stanley Cavell link

Bob_R said...

And such a marvelously successful invention it was.

edutcher said...

One gets the impression she's lucky to be alive.

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

It's like they're breeding horses rather than raising their children.

Beach Brutus said...

All cultures are equal.

EDH said...

At age 1, Laxmi Sargara was married to a 3-year-old named Rakesh.

At the time, relatively speaking, it was quite the May-September romance.

Lyle said...

Progress. Yay.

Revenant said...

Romantic marriage is a modern invention.

Kind of like antibiotics?

Moose said...

Who are we to judge? I think this is a case of bias against other types of true love...

Joe said...

The operative phrase being "annulled". What was unusual was that this was legally done. How many simply leave or pretend it never happened? I'm sure quite a few.