When Babu began investigating the Thennamadevi runaways, one common thread emerged: Yet the biggest blight remains alcoholism, with entire families fleeing to the station. It was a fraught existence. Only when consensus is reached does the committee move to the next issue. A deserted home was renovated for the family and the children given school places. Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol.
Senior club member Gowsalya Radhakrishnan said:
Indian village run by teenage girls offers hope for a life free from abuse
However, over the past six months something remarkable has happened to break the cycle of squalor and despair: It was a fraught existence. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Her eldest daughter is now married with her own family, a journey that proves that narratives can be amended. Topics Global development The Observer. Hours later they stagger back home through the paddy fields of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Her eldest, then aged 15, was targeted by abusers.