India Matters: Mr & Mrs Sarpanch (Aired: June 2012)
PUBLISHED ON: May 23, 2013 | Duration: 19 min, 41 sec
In rural and small-town India, behind every politically successful woman is a man who calls the shots, usually her husband. On the campaign trail, they keep their faces veiled and do not engage with male voters. Mrs India may hold the locally powerful position of sarpanch, but defers to her husband in every way.