Surangi, The Child Bride

Surangi, The Child Bride

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kahiliginger By kahiliginger Updated Oct 15

There was confusion in the eyes of the seven year old Surangi as they dipped mango leaves into the sandal-turmeric paste to anoint her. She did not know what marriage meant, she was just told that she would move into a new home in a village far away and Yashoda mami would be her mother-in-law. Fighting back tears she clutched her carved sandalwood doll, trying not to miss her mother Kaveri whose recent demise had prompted her father to agree to the alliance between Surangi and Madhav, the eleven year old son of Raghav, Kaveri's distant cousin. Shridhar knew he could not bring up his daughter alone. He was constantly under pressure to take a new bride to bear him the much desired son as his late wife had only left behind a daughter. He chose to marry little Surangi off in accordance with the custom of the day rather than leave her at the mercy of a step-mother.

  • arrangedmarriage
  • childbride
  • childmarriage
  • drama
  • family
  • fiction
  • indian
  • innocence
  • konkan
  • love
  • marathi
  • married
  • puppylove
  • relationship
  • romance
smartinap smartinap Jun 16
Just to have son is wrong he just wants to start a new family. What guarantee does he have after his new marriage he will have son. Will he divorce marry off kids n get 3rd wife
Awesome start , you have beautifully depicted surangi's feelings. it made me cry
NILA2763 NILA2763 Apr 09, 2016
Amazing start with superb plot.
                              Loved the bickering at the end.
Halestorm21 Halestorm21 Apr 08, 2016
He's starting to piss me off. Like Joffrey from Gane of thrones. Arch.
Pratibha0109 Pratibha0109 Apr 09, 2016
A beautiful story & beautiful consept ....first time marathi story on wattpad I get to read....update soon
typedwordvomit typedwordvomit Apr 25, 2016
God i love this girl, even when she is having violent thoughts for her husband  ; )