Indra Pari has had a dream for a long time. For years while working in the fields, planting, weeding, harvesting, for years while she sweated and struggled all she hoped for was that someday she would be working on her own farm.
Indra Pari has been working on other people’s farms her whole life. Her toil has always been for a small amount of money or for a small portion of the field’s yield. She has never known the feeling of working for something that was entirely for her and her family.
Despite years of dreaming and hoping, Indra Pari is starting to lose hope. Her family recently accepted an offer from a local landlord to build their house on his land, and dedicate themselves entirely to his fields. They will receive almost half of the farm’s output in return, but that will be half the yield for all of the work.
For some the loss of a dream might be a high price to pay for a house on someone else’s land, but according to Indra dreams are a luxury. She doesn’t need dreams as much as she needs a roof over her head.
Posted By Mark Koenig
Posted Aug 30th, 2007