Life in an Indian Village
Letters from Jitvapur
Independent Broadcasting Associates, Inc
5: "Tilling the Soil"
The Upper castes own most of the land in Jitvapur. But they don't dirty their hands actually working the fields. That's done for them by landless laborers from the backward castes, or by the Dalits. But today, Julian caught Sugdev Jha, a Brahmin landowner, surreptitiously tilling his fields. Then he meets Munji, a mischievous eight year-old who's grazing the family buffalo when she should be in school. Finally, he talks with Ramji Ram, a landless laborer who's plowing the postmaster's fields in return for a share of the crop. (14:00 minutes)
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