“Jaise dal mein kankad…” (Like small stones in your dal…)

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In Mr. and Mrs. 55, the hero’s sister tells the heroine that it is the wife’s duty to take what the husband dishes out, just as we deal with small stones that may remain in our dal. Anupam Srivastava reports on a study in Uttar Pradesh which suggests that people still think this way: ‘My husband beats me, he has the right…‘, Hindustan Times, August 22, 2008.