Sacrifice and Devotion In the Indian Tradition

October 17, 2010

Author: Shivani Vora

Source: The New York Times

Of course I want my husband to have good health and a long life, but it took me seven years to give up food and water in hopes of it.


Every autumn, many women — particularly those from northern India — observe Karwa Chauth, a daylong Hindu fast on behalf of their husbands’ prosperity. It falls on Oct. 25 this year.