A quaint little village in Maharashtra is known for something the ‘urban India’ might never be able to understand. Men in this village go about marrying women for a reason that is as bizarre as it is heartbreaking.

This short film directed by Jaydeep Sarkar and written by Swati Bhattacharya for ActionAid India captures the harsh reality of an important issue that most of us might not even be aware of. Watch the eye-opening video here:

While the video raises some pertinent questions, it’s not just rural India that we are talking about here. The truth is that there are water wives everywhere, amongst us. It’s high time we took notice and did something about it.