Brothers Sant Ram Verma, Bajju Verma, Gopal Verma, Guddu Verma and Dinesh Verma with their wife Rajo Verma and her 18-month-old son. She is unsure which brother is the father. A young woman in northern India is taking brotherly love to a new level. Rajo Verma has five husbands who are all brothers – and she sleeps with a different one every night. “Initially it felt a bit awkward,” she said. “But I don’t favor one over the other.”
Rajo Verma shares one room with her five husbands.
The 21-year-old Verma is also not sure which one fathered her now 18-month-old son. Verma and first husband Guddu were united in an arranged Hindu marriage four years ago, but she has since married Baiju, Sant Ram, Gopal and Dinesh. Baiju is the oldest at 32, while Dinesh is the youngest at 19. The seven of them live in one room in Dehradun. “We all have sex with her but I’m not jealous,” said first husband Guddu. “We’re one big happy family.”
This story is about a young woman in northern India with five husbands who are brothers.
Rajo Verma married Guddu first and later married the others, in accordance with ancient customs.
Verma married the four brothers in support of an ancient tradition called polyandry. “My mother was also married to three brothers so when I got wed I knew I had to accept all of them as my husbands,” she said. “I sleep with them in turn. We don’t have beds, just lots of blankets on the floor. I get a lot more attention and love than most wives.”