In a small village in India, a simple peasant woman recalls her life as a child
bride, a farmer's wife, and a devoted mother amidst fights to meet changing
times, poverty, and disaster.
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This beautiful and eloquent story tells of a simple peasant woman in a
primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle
to care for those she loved.
Married as a child bride to a tennant farmer she had never seen, she worked
side by side in the field with her husband to wrest a living from land that was
ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. With remarkable fortitude and
courage, she sought to meet changing times and fight poverty and disaster. She
saw one of her infants die from starvation, her daughter become a prostitute,
and her sons leave the land for jobs which she distrusted. And, somehow, she