Hindu woman observes Ramadan in India
A Hindu Brahmin woman is observing fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in a bid to promote communal harmony and peace among all faiths. Jayshree Shukla, a 52-year-old honors history graduate, says it is her way to spread love, peace and boost brotherhood.
Multiple visits to one of the largest mosques in India, Jama Masjid, as an observer and photographer, led Shukla to mingle with Muslims. Captivated by the complete sense of inclusiveness and acceptance by the community, led her to fall in love with the culture.
“At the mosque, nobody ever asked me which religion I belonged to. In the evenings, during iftar, people would offer me food they brought from home. This touched me as in those areas, I was the minority, still, I was treated with so much respect and love,” said Shukla, who experienced her first Ramadan in 2019.