The women tend to their cows and buffaloes and milk them. When free from this work they cook food and take it to the fields for their husbands to eat.
They also come to the village well or the river bank to get water. They also tend to their household duties and clean and sweep their houses every day.
Most of the houses in villages are made of mud. They are built in clusters with a common entrance at the front.
In earlier times there used to be no water-taps, electricity or doctors to look after the health of villagers. But now-a-days most villages have electricity and water supply and health centres.
Every village has a panchayat to settle the disputes among villages and also for preparing development plans. Most villagers are also for preparing development plans.
Most villagers are superstitious and worship the village deity regularly. If there is a wedding or some big function, various cultural functions are held and villagers can be seen wearing colourful clothes.
Majority of villagers are poor and lead a hard life. But they are simple, honest and are very happy as they have no worries and not many wants.Village life is plain and simple. Villagers are content with the necessities of life. They have no liking for luxury. They manage with a few pieces of clothes. They prefer the plain food. They discharge their social duties in the simplest manner possible.
Villagers are mostly field-workers. They take to farming. Some of them are artisans. All of them follow the trade of their respective castes. They take to different callings of life. Some are priests, some are milkmen, some are oilmen, some are fishermen, some are washermen, some are barbers, some are drummers and so on. They are not rich and wealthy. But they have enough for their minimum requirements of life.
The village people take part in fairs and festivals. The celebrations are quite plain and simple. They attend the folk dance and the open air dramas. But the aged of them do not attend the functions. They are happy with their house and harvest.
The village people lead the life of plain living and high thinking. They think high, because they think in the terms of God and religon. The village temple maintains their social and moral upkeep. The village temple maintains their social and moral upkeep. The village deity is looked upon with awe and faith. Caste-customs are rigidly followed.
Rust of remedy:
We know that village people have few wants in life. They are content with what is endowed by nature around them. So, they do not like to make any progress. Consequently, the village life has gone rusty. Evils of ignorance and blind faiths have crept in. Un-education and epidemics are rampant. Now, it is our duty to find out a remedy to this state of affairs. Mass education and public health are the primary conditions for the improvement of the village life.
It is said that country life is sweet. It is true no doubt. The greatest of the poets have sung the praise of it. Prophets, too have the greatest admiration for the village life. Great thinkers and philosophers have spent their invaluable lives in the countryside. Hence, village life is highly cherished, in all ages by every soulful man.