EQUALITY IN ALL THINGS?

Kiran

(In Gujarat as elsewhere a religious custom obliges daughters-in-law to keep their heads covered in their in-laws home.)

Tinu: Papa, Papa, why does Mummy always keep her sari over her head?

Papa: This is her in-laws place and so she must keep her head covered.

On a later visit to the maternal grandparents:

Tinu: Papa, this is your in-laws house. So you should keep your head covered, shouldn't you?


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