Five Sons and a Hundred Muri of Rice
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The life of Kharika Devkota, raised as a five year old bride in rural Nepal.
‘Determined to shelter my baby from Ketu’s anger, I carried her down to the temple. I placed her on the temple forecourt. Kneeling behind her, I prayed to the goddess Bhagwati to bring me sons so that the violence and anger of my husband could end. I picked flowers and berries to offer the goddess; I didn’t have rupees to give her.’