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Updated: May 27

​​Did you ever witness families where girls are a burden? Did you ever notice parents prioritising boys over girls? In societies where couples pray to the Gods for a boy child, Gayatri Sharma, through her poem titled “Lakshmi”, questions the reasoning behind such an absurd idea.

Implying girls are the family wealth by titling the poem after the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi; the poet also expresses the mothers’ anguish to save the girl child.



This contribution is photographed by Pankaj Tottada.



This poem is available in paperback & ebook.

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