- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- Annapurna and Others
- Stories of my children
- Day by day in the village.
- Health in the Village
- Schooling and education
- Enounters with the modern
- Learnings from Narmada
- Learnings Down the Years
- Village stories and philosophy
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Village vignettes - The oil seller
The local oil seller who comes every Wednesday to the village. With kanuga oil for the lamps, and castor oil for the heads of infants, and coconut oil for the hair, and groundnut oil for cooking. He also takes neem seeds and kanuga seeds that the people collect, and gives neem and kanuga oil in exchange.
The regularity builds up relationships and he's a everyone's friend. He gives on credit to Eashwaramma knowing it is unsure when she can pay up.
The other Wednesday when he left oil for her with a neighbour saying that she had asked for it and he would collect money later from her when she could pay, she was touched.
It is all these human relationships that secure a village even as the economy stumbles.