Abandoned by their relatives after the death of their husband, they are thousands to have come to Vrindavan, a pilgrimage town in Uttar Pradesh, a hundred kilometers from the Indian capital.

They are Hindu, of all age and castes, coming mostly from West Bengal or Orissa. They try to continue their lives in one of the ashrams for widows that are in the city. Dressed in white, they live in a community worshipping Lord Krishna. They know they will never return home and that they will end their days here.