Divorce is not acceptable in India. Losing the social security is often the consequence: expulsion from the family. There is always a solution to it: become a Sadhu. This man told me he didn't like women. So he was expulsed because you are supposed to get married. No marriage is unacceptable and a shame for the family .
The Chitirai festival (see second poster) held in April-May Madurai celebrates the marriage of the God and Goddess.
Taken with Espio 110 / flash in '94 (written on calender behind this man), the photo was scanned in.