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Villagers having lunch after Paddy plantation

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Resource #: 69351 (URL for reference)

  • Villagers having lunch (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Food Offering, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Gelephu


by Monika Subba

Villagers having lunch after Paddy plantation in the field. During Paddy plantation the neighbours and relatives come together to help or to finish the work fast. They help each other vise verse. The food is provided by the owner who is responsible for the paddy plantation in that particular day. In case if they are runing short of labour force then the owner hire the Indian labourers from the neighbouring border for a day. While hiring them the owner need to make a pass for a day for them and they are paid on a daily base.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Monika Subba

Photograph Date: 15/Jul/2014

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