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Complexion based discrimination is a harsh prejudice against dark-skinned people by fair-skinned people that has been prevalent in all countries and continents of the world. This book states the unbearable traumas faced by dark-skinned people such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Mahatma Gandhi, Bhimrao Ambedkar, and the Dalai Lama.
The book is a harsh whip against the orthodox dogmas that make the lives of dark or
Orthodox and outdated social codes imposed on widows cause Prabha, her mother-in-law, Yashoda, and daughter, Ritu great distress.
Yashoda believes that the life of a widow is the most pitiable as she is considered an object of hatred that hampers her own progress and the progress of her whole family. There is no place where she can seek her existence, identity and pour out her grief. Widows are considered no longer fit to perform any pious and auspicious