Unmarried men eat their lunch in the remote village of Siyani, ...
Oct 12th, 2011
(Reuters) - Unmarried men eat their lunch in the remote village of Siyani, where they also live and work in, about 140km (86 miles) west of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad, October 5, 2011. Siyani is typical of many Indian villages and may be an indicator of things to come as India's male to female ratio declines. The village has some 350 unmarried men over the age of 35 - and hundreds more under 35 - because there aren't enough women to marry. Many women have also left to look elsewhere for grooms with more money and better prospects. Census data released earlier this year revealed there are 914 girls for every 1,000 boys born - a sharp fall since 2001 when the ratio was 933 girls for every 1000 boys. Picture taken on October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY) -
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