Guest author: Harsha Sheelam – The girl with golden highlights


Meet guest author Harsha Sheelam from this great post on Sue Vincent’s blog.

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I’m sure you’d agree that this story has a happy ending.

She was only six and her parents, living in a small town of rural India physically abused her, kept her devoid of education and made her do household chores. Now, when I say they belonged to ‘India’, I can hear judgments and pictures of slums thrown at me. No, India’s literacy rate is at 74.04% and also boasts of a few largest companies in the world.

Now, let’s go back in 2012, when I came across a little girl. I still don’t know her name, but let’s call her Meera.  Meera was born in Haryana, she lived there with her parents. Today, she doesn’t live there anymore; neither does she live with her parents.

Being dissatisfied with a girl child, the father beat Meera every day, while the mother never revolted. Meera suffered at her hands…

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