This is the story of Rupa who was in Class 3 when she got married to 12-year-old Shankar Lal in a Rajasthan village.
Child marriage is illegal in India but common in rural, poor communities where a girl is seen as a financial burden. Girls are also married young because of fears for their safety.
Her story reflects how she emerged from the shadows of child marriage to make a career for herself, with support from her husband and in-laws.
Read the story in detail in a report by Rakesh Goswami published in Hindustan Times....