6. Being from a higher caste, the social stigma and pressure didn’t stop her from marrying her Dalit sweetheart.
Even though though the majority of her family was outraged at the so called ‘break in tradition’, Tilakam managed to live a happy life with her lower caste husband Kathir thanks to the support of her progressive thinking father, who defended her choice against the rest of their family as well as society. They have been together for more than 11 years! Read about their story here .