Under a bridge to Thiraparangkundram, she found her niche next to a building, her territory, an old mother on her own, when she gets sick, she most probably will die as she has no one else to care for her.
A widow is not re-marriageable and some are simply expelled from the family to get the heritage sooner, although that happens not often in the South.
Some of poor from the North of India come to the South for the warmer temperature, of course they are certainly more isolated by not knowing the Tamil language fluently.
Also an aspect of life in Tamil Nadu that we should be aware of to see the difference between beggars and the real poor. Lucky, there are a lot more joyfull things here in Tamil Nadu that you can discover in my total gallery but we shouldn't close our eyes.