In a country where girls are killed in the womb even before they are born, and parents are cursed if it’s a baby girl, these 4 sisters fought for each other to show the society that they are no less!
Our son-obsessed society shames and harasses the parents who have no son. They leave no chance to embarrass them by asking all sorts of regressive questions like who will take care of them when they’ll be old or who’ll carry forward the family name. And, the parents of Chaurasia sisters are no different.
Being blessed with four daughters, they became the victim of our society’s regressive thought-process. But their daughters refused to bow down to the patriarchal mindset. While sharing their inspiring story with HoB, the Chaurasia sisters shared how they are enjoying each moment of their lives!
Here’s their inspiring story:
“After we were born, mom and dad were constantly taunted because they had 4 daughters.
Everyone asked, ‘Who’ll carry forward the family name?’, ‘Who’ll look after once they’re old?’ and Dad just said, ‘My daughters will!’
He even made it a point to make us tie rakhis to each other on Rakshabandhan. And we’ve always protected each other, with that sentiment. Like this one time when I was barely 6, my younger sister got into a fight on the playground. A boy was bullying her, so we stood beside her. Seeing the 4 of us, he got so scared, he ran away!
Ever since, everyone in the neighborhood knows that they shouldn’t take ‘panga’ with the ‘Chaurasia Sisters’!
And if we ever fight amongst ourselves, the angry one will sulk alone for a while. Then she’ll have major FOMO and join us!
We’ve always been tight knit, but over the past 4 years, we’ve hardly seen each other– we all moved out for work and only meet once a year for Diwali.
But every Valentine’s Day, we send each other gifts– that’s our way of letting each other know that our annoying sisters can be loving at times too!
Even afar, we’re still too alike– recently, 3 of us bought the same dress online. We were at each other’s throats, ‘Cancel your dress! I’m never going to wear it with you.’ But no one was ready to budge– so now we have the same dress in 3 sizes. Mom and dad are just waiting when we’ll wear it together– as if that’s ever going to happen!
But with the lockdown, we’re together again, and we’re catching up on all the time we’ve lost and reliving childhood memories. Like when we were younger, my eldest sister would wake up randomly at night and sneak into the kitchen to make maggi.
A few days back, when she did the same thing, I felt like a teenager all over again, eating maggi and gossiping with my best friends at 1 AM, without a care in the world.
Eventually, we’ll have to go back to the real world, but even then, they’ll always have my back. Whether it’s a bully on the playground or just a fashion crisis, I know I can always count on these 3 idiots!”
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Chaurasia sisters and their courage to stand for each other. Their inspiring story is just a reflection on how our girls are becoming braver with every passing day. They are not ready to give up on themselves or their dreams just because society believes they are lesser than boys.
We hope their inspiring story brought a smile on your face because it surely did on ours!