The relevance of Kawasi Hidme’s unheard story by Sushmita Verma (Art by Sushmita)

This made me Cry today

Colours of the Cage

Being an adivasi, a woman and being born in a region desired by greedy multi national companies does not serve one well. That is the story of Hidme and many more like her in the regions of Bastar, Chattisgarh. Kawasi Hidme was a young girl, full of energy from Borguda village in Sukma, Bastar region. She helped her widowed aunt till a small piece of land. The rice grown was just enough for them and Hidme would, during the season, sell Mahua in the local market. Like every girl of her age, she would be excited about the occasional fairs from where she can buy colourful bangles and other items which were otherwise not available in the local market.

In January 2008 just after harvest, as in previous years, a fair was organised in Ramram, the nearby village. Kawasi accompanied her aunt and her other cousin sisters to the fair…

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9 thoughts on “The relevance of Kawasi Hidme’s unheard story by Sushmita Verma (Art by Sushmita)

  1. No doubt, that this made you cry. I couldn’t believe what I read. I have no words which would do suffice to this barbarous horror that happens. What makes me so angry but also sad is that those women don’t have the slightest chance. Nobody there to help, on big mass of corruption. Thank you for sharing this information and for making aware of those still terrifying situation. Is there anything we could do from over here?

      1. But the more people know about it, the less the Government is able to make believe their explanations.
        Btw. Glad to have you back here, Kruti 🙂

  2. Crimes against humanity. I’ve read this recently and was disgusted by the government for not only allowing it, but to condone it through participation.

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