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How Sisterly Love Transformed a Brothel in Delhi

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

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How Sisterly Love Transformed a Brothel in Delhi

Fresh out of her university studies, Gitanjali Babbar embarked on a two-year fellowship that had her conducting health surveys with women in Delhi's red light district. Struck by the raw humanity she encountered in the brothel workers, Gitanjali began visiting the women in her free time, sharing meals and listening to stories from their harrowing life journeys, where they were often trafficked at young ages. Then, one of the women asked Gitanjali to teach her how to read and write. Having never been an enthusiastic student herself, Gitanjali was caught off guard. But she agreed. Soon, impromptu classes sprang up for the women. Not long after, a school for their children began. And eventually, a "dream village". For thirteen years and counting, through a foundation of deep mutual respect and kinship, a community of selfless love continues to blossom in one of the most unlikely places. { read more }

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