Village Life in India
Before going to India, I read many anthropological and sociological books recounting life in foreign cultures. In reading these narratives, I felt it very difficult to imagine life unless I could experience it myself...

...As I stood on top of a villager's house one day and looked over the fields, I told my classmates, I never in my life would have imagined to be in the narratives of those books I read!
Classmates walking through Paddy fields
Women working
Interesting facts...

In India, women work planting the rice paddy, while the men work pulling bullock carts, tilling new soil. Though men and women work similiar hours, men earn 75 Rupees (almost US $2), while the women earn only 10 Rupees (about US 25 cents) per day. However, when we asked the women if they felt this was unfair, they said, "No!".

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This page has been visited times since September 2001. Updated December 2007.
Author and Photgrapher: Jennifer Kumar Contact: jennifer at alaivani dot com
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