“By the virtue of being a woman, she’ll do all the work. She’ll get up at the crack of dawn, before anyone else in the house, finish all the cooking and then send the kids to school. Later, she’ll work in the fields, only to come home and wash everyone’s clothes. She’ll also have to make time for cleaning and other household chores.” In the short span of a breathless rant, Ramvati has perfectly summarised not just her own typical day, but the archetype of the woman farmer.
Do you remember how you were often asked, by way of introduction, that one-word question India loves so? Because nothing works better as an ice-breaker, as a swift game of ‘us’ and ‘them’, than that one-word question. “Surname?”And these are our cities. The same places where we mark out specific cups for the domestic help to have chai in. Deep inside the heartland of India, where jati-dharm have ruled hearts, minds and souls for aeons, divisions along caste lines are hardened, etched in stone.
“Unless you come here, right here to where we are… until you live amongst us, you will never know the desperation we face every single day. You cannot comprehend our suffering”, says Bholiya, a resident of Aagarhuda, a village in the district of Chitrakoot in Bundelkhand. The residents of this village do not have a place to call home, nowhere to rest their heads at the end of a long day, apart from makeshift spaces.
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