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Dear Pari, India’s first narrative podcast on adoption hosted by parents Rakesh and Priya, will take the listeners through their journey of adopting their daughter while discussing pertinent issues. Parents, adoptees, government officials, anti-trafficking experts on child adoption are part of this series. This series is brought to you by Suno India, a podcast platform for issues that matter. Subscribe on www.sunoindia.in

Ep5: Marriage most foul – The story of Hyderabad’s contract marriages

In this episode, Tasleem Begum tells us her story of being married as a 14-year-old to a 62-year-old man and how she broke free from the clutches of the lucrative “Sheikh marriage business”.  Also featuring, Jameela Nishat, founder, Shaheen Women’s Welfare and Resource Association who through her poetry, conveys the deep distress caused to the young women because of these “marriages”.

This podcast is conceived and produced by Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad with the support of Suno India and Bol-Hyderabad

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Ep5: Marriage most foul – The story of Hyderabad’s contract marriages

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