“I am Narendra Modi’s Wife”

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/nation/i-am-narendra-modi-s-wife

In a poor village, the woman who is believed to be the estranged wife of the most powerful man in Gujarat lives in a one-room home 

 
“I will not say anything against my husband. He is very powerful. This job is all I have to survive. I am afraid of the consequences” (Photo: SHOME BASU)

 
“I will not say anything against my husband. He is very powerful. This job is all I have to survive. I am afraid of the consequences” (Photo: SHOME BASU)

She is clad in an ill-fitting blouse and a mod­est printed sari. Somewhat stooped, her face is wrinkled, her hands have obviously seen hard times and her hair is pulled back in a tight bun, making her look severe. Dirt grips the cracks of her slipper-clad feet. She could have been any woman in Rajosana village, Gujarat. But then, she is Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi. Everyone in this village knows her as Narendra Modi’s wife.

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