It is easy to cry every night when you are born in one of the least-developed villages in Central India. But couple that with rejection and abandonment, and you will likely understand what it is like to be truly lost. In a state such as Madhya Pradesh, nicknamed the "Heart of India" because of its geographical location as well as an overwhelming population of more than 75 million, it is hard to hear the cries of a little orphan girl. This is a story of one such girl.
"I was very young, but old enough to know my mother was never coming back. I waited and waited, clinging to scraps of hope that she might return. But hours stretched into days, days into weeks and weeks into months. The realization set in: My mother had abandoned me...