Tragedy, not joy, follows some weddings in India. Though the practice of a bride’s family paying a dowry to the groom has been outlawed, the tradition persists. And, if dowry demands are not met, the bride is sometimes attacked or even immolated by the husband or in-laws. Varsha Ramakrishnan, MD, MPH ’13, will examine the issue of dowry violence firsthand as recipient of the 2013 Johns Hopkins-Pulitzer Center Global Health Reporting Fellowship.
More information: jhsph.edu/pulitzerfellowship
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