Life of a Farmer

India is a land of villages. A majority of her population lives in villages. Most of them are farmers. Agriculture is their main occupation.

They work on the fields that are around the village. Indian economy is an agricultural one. So the importance of the farmer is very great. let us here examine, in brief, the life of an Indian farmer.

An Indian farmer is very had working. he gets up early in the morning, takes his plough, and with his cattle goes to his field even before it is full daylight. He works there all day without caring of the hardships of weather. Winter, summer or rains, it is all the same for him. We find him working on his field sowing, ploughing or reaping in biting cold as well as in the host winds of summer.

He works ceaselessly till noon, when his wife or children bring for him his mid-day meal. he takes it under the shade of some tree. Having eaten his meager food and having washed it down with a glass of mutha or the cool water of a flowing broke or well, he again resumes his work. Often he sings a song to break the monotony of his hard labor.

It is only with the approach of darkens that he returns home. At the door of his humble cottage, he is greeted by his children, some young and some a bit grownup. Then he rests while and smokes his hukka. This is the happiest time of the day for him. Now he is the king of his humble cottage. After taking his meal, he goes to the village chopal. There is smokes and chats with his fellow farmers, who like him come there for recreation. Many are the jokes that are cut and stories that are narrated. in this way, having passed an hour or two in laughing and talking, he return home for his well earned rest.

Such is a typical day in the life of an Indian farmer. His life is full of difficulties. In spite of his hard labor, he lives a life of extreme poverty. He is "born in debt, lives in debt and dies in debt". His crops are at the mercy of rains. Famines or floods often take away the fruits...
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