Winter of the Deprived

15 thoughts on “Winter of the Deprived”

    1. Thank you so much. It is in Hindi and tells the plight of a poor labourer who has to stay up all night long in his field during the harsh winter nights, to ensure that the crops are not stolen or eaten by nocturnal animals. He lights a fire and the warmth of fire lulls him to sleep. His sleep costs him dearly as the animals eat away all his crops. In the morning he realises this and feels saddened by the fact that it will back to days of hunger for him and his wife. It’s a beautiful story full of melancholy and the helplessness of poor farmers in India during the cold months of winter. Not sure if I have been able to do justice to this beautiful story but thanks so much for your words of appreciation. πŸ™πŸ˜Š

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  1. I tried to find the story you spoke of. I went to an unsecure site that I couldn’t read. But I did get a short take at a different site. Your Master story teller reminds me of Aesop. I did read your telling in the comments. One cannot stay awake forever… I was hoping for a happy ending. Perhaps just that the plight was addressed… could be enough? There are too many who go without. And those who can… who could offer more.

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    1. There is a happy twist in the story that one can actually describe as ironic. The story actually ends with the wife of the farmer lamenting about thebdestroyed crops and having to go hungry for the rest of the year. However the man is mentally happy that he won’t have to go through the ordeal of facing the harsh winter nights outside the house.

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