Rajini, 25, was ostracized from her husband’s family after both her children were born with disabilities. Rajni comes from a small village many miles from Bhopal, however, 8-years-ago she married Navneet and as is Indian custom, moved into his parents' house in the water-contaminated colony of Shivshakti Nagar near Union Carbide's solar evaporation ponds. These ponds were the company's dumping ground for all their toxic waste. Rajni's in-laws blame her for their disabled grandchildren and say she has brought bad luck into their family.

Amiran White

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Biography

I was born and raised in England, but began my photojournalism career in Portland, OR stringing for The Associated Press. From there, I spent 10 years working as a staff photographer for daily papers in Oregon, Pennsylvania and New Mexico. Since then, I have traveled through Central America, India and Europe as an independent documentary photographer. Along the way I have earned a variety of awards including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, the Community Awareness Award from Pictures of the Year International and the Golden Light Award for documentary photography. In 2012 I was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Deeper Perspective category of the International Photography Awards, and was a finalist in Critical Mass- Photo Lucida.