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Badlav: From Begging to Earning a Living and Dignity

By Yusra Husain | Sep 06, 2022

Research Scholar In Lucknow Brings More Than 400 Beggars Into The Mainstream

Maya did not choose this life for herself. The 44-year-old begs outside the Charbagh railway station outside the Khamman Peer Baba Mazaar in Lucknow or the famed Hanuman Setu temple. She was left paralysed from the waist downwards after an automobile hit her from the rear during her eighth month of pregnancy as she slept on a footpath. But Maya had to go through the worst before a serendipitous moment brought her to ‘Badlav’ and she could alter her life.

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