Sunday, January 11, 2009
This week, everyone is getting ready for the festival of Pongal. On January 14, the new year begins in Tamil Nadu. Up to this point, everyone has been growing rain-fed calorie crops, like finger millet and sorghum, and intensively irrigated crops like rice. Now the rain has stopped and the fields are drying out; Pongal is the time to celebrate the successful harvests and mark the passage from green fields and heavy yields to dry hills and drying wells.
Posted by Anna at 6:52 PM