In March 2014 I stepped out and asked three Indian ladies I knew only slightly well to join me in dreaming about a blog that would be specifically for women of faith in India.
After several months of planning and prayer we launched IndiAanya quietly and waited to see what would happen.
Now, three years later, we have Indian women writing from all over the world and all over India about what it means to be a follower of Christ and an Indian woman. Among our writing team we also have expats who are like me, have lived in and fallen in love with this country that is, as Mark Twain said:
“There is only one India! It is the only country that has a monopoly of grand and imposing specialties. When another country has a remarkable thing, it cannot have it all to itself – some other country has a duplicate. But India – that is different. Its marvels are its own; the patents cannot be infringed; imitations are not possible. And think of the size of them, the majesty of them, the weird and outlandish character of most of them!”
– Mark Twain, Following the Equator
And with so much in the news about the treatment of women here, we figured it would be best to hear from women themselves on life here because while we all share joys and struggles, it seems to me that India offers a unique challenge to women, particularly women who follow Christ.