Lakshmi Sarah

Educator & Writer

Monthly Archives: August, 2011

“Like me, my daughter will be someone else’s daughter. It depends on them.”

Harshi Devi, age 42 Ginwalla village , Mandakini valley, Rudraprayag District, Garhwal Himalayas Harshi Devi is preparing potatoes for sowing as she speaks. She is the secretary of the local … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Hard work” (on what it takes to be a farmer)

Sarojany Devi has four daughters between age 14 and 20. All of her daughters are in school now. Sarojany manages 40 nali (20 nali = approx 1 acre) of land … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

“The spoon with which we give, the old woman knows how to use.”

Abbaldey, age 56 Souri Vinowapuri village, Mandakini valley, Rudraprayag District, Garhwal Himalayas  “If one time we eat food and it is not enough, then we cook a second time,” Abbaldey … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Without seed there is nothing at all”

Narmada Devi, age 68 Bhatwari village, Mandakini Valley, Rudraprayag District, Garhwal Himalayas Narmada Devi, named after India’s Narmada river, was 11 when she came to Bhatwari village. She works on … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Everything comes from the earth. We sow one, and thousands come.”

Ganeshi Devi, age 80+ Bhatwari Village, Mandakini Valley, Rudraprayag District,  Garhwal Himalayas Surrounded by her harvest, Ganeshi Devi’s short frame sits comfortably amidst the dal laid out to dry. “The dal … Continue reading

August 9, 2011 · 1 Comment

Excerpts from Twenty Women Farmers

Celebrating women farmers at the forefront of the Indian organic movement, Twenty Women Farmers allows the reader a glimpse into their daily lives. These women are not celebrities or public … Continue reading

August 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

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