Widow Village: Pain or Resilience – You Decide?
The village of Kapelot has a rather unique specialty – such a specialty that no one would dare dream of taking it away from them – it is known as the Widow Village or the village for Widows.
In this village, almost every single family has one family member – mostly male – who has succumbed to the claws of the Royal Bengal Tiger.
But why would people still inhabit these areas? Why would they still live in such a place where there is no security of life?
Well, some live there out of necessity – they don’t have the means to move out of the area – while others live there because it is their home, they have lived there their whole lives, their fathers have lived there and so have their forefathers.
But, you might wonder, why take the pain of reliving that moment of loss every second of every hour of every day?
You might call it pain but I call it resilience – it’s a battle – a silent battle being found between the ever-stubborn Tiger and the resilient women of the Sundarbans – to prove who will overcome the adversity and emerge victoriously.