Indian woman escapes fixed marriage gets richIn what is a ‘rags to riches’ story, Chanda Zaveri fled from the pressures of getting married at 17 and returned home 30 years later as a millionaire. Born in a conservative Marwari family, her mother wanted to force her into a marriage that she did not want and a life that she did not choose.

At 17, with three saris and no money, Chanda went to America to live with strangers she had befriended in India. Today, she is a successful molecular biologist with four patents.

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