Renuka’s Story 25:00, 2007 (Ref: AS07510)

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Description

Life is at a crossroads for Renuka Yenkoba, a 12-year-old girl. She and her family are from the lowest of India’s four main castes, the shudras or labourers. She is on the threshold of indian adolescence and that means she will soon be married. Even though it’s illegal in India for girls to marry before they are eighteen, by that age virtually half of Indian woman already have a husband. Renuka is certain to be one of them.

Part of a 4 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC.