Eric Rechsteiner

rural Bangladesh, BANGLADESH

Orola Dalbot is the mother of three children with Noten: a 13 year old boy, a six year old girl, and an 18 month old girl. (Orola's mother has a son and daughter with Noten.) The family lives in a cluster of mud houses in a village with no electricity or running water. Among the Mandi, a remote hill tribe in Bangladesh and India, widows who wish to remarry must choose a man from the same clan as their dead husband. The only single males, however, are often much younger. So the custom evolved that a widow would offer one of her daughters as a second bride to take over her duties -including sex- when the daughter came of age.

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Eric Rechsteiner
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