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[Video] Can We Also Celebrate Daughters in India?

Categories: South Asia, India, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Ethnicity & Race, Human Rights, Women & Gender

Video Volunteers Community Correspondent Gayatri [1] documents in a video [2] one obscure ritual of India, the ‘Saptami Beti’, where women celebrate having a son. She comments:

It is important to talk about this. I want to show this video in all the areas where ‘Saptami’ is celebrated. People give it so much importance even though it is a rather strange celebration. Why don’t they celebrate their daughters who keep their houses running, the cattle fed and the water tanks filled? Why just their sons? The tradition and rationality behind it are so deeply carved into people… but we can change it.