Desert Places by Robyn Davidson

By Robyn Davidson

The writer of Tracks offers a desirable account of a yr spent in northwest India with a wandering tribe referred to as the Rabari, whose conventional migratory direction has principally disappeared due to new political obstacles, atomic try websites, and irrigation. 25,000 first printing.

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T h e l e a d e r s o f b o t h sides w e r e t h e real p o w e r r u n n i n g R a j a s t h a n , t h e o n e s r a k i n g i n t h e profits t o b e m a d e o u t o f politics. S o m e w e r e m e m b e r s o f o l d l a n d e d families or of n e w e r nexuses of m o n e y and power. N o n e of t h e m w a n t e d the c o r r u p t i o n challenged. T o N a r e n d r a t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t issue c o n f r o n t i n g I n d i a w a s increasing H i n d u fundamentalism. Even from the depths of m y i g n o r a n c e it h a d b e e n i m p o s s i b l e n o t t o n o t i c e h o w t h e d i s ­ course had changed.

If a h u s b a n d d i e d , t h e n it w a s possible for a w o m a n t o m a r r y again, t h o u g h m o s t o f t e n w i d o w s , p a r t i c u ­ larly if t h e y h a d c h i l d r e n , p r e f e r r e d t o r e m a i n single. All i n all m a r r i a g e w a s a p r a g m a t i c affair a n d i n d i v i d u a l desires c a m e a p o o r second to the h a r m o n y of the group. W e w e r e t o t a k e t h e b i n d rajah t o his w e d d i n g i n style. Fifteen p e o p l e p a c k e d t h e m s e l v e s i n t o m y j e e p a n d w e set off i n t o t h e m o o n l i g h t and dust, the w o m e n singing t h r o u g h their noses.

W h e n I returned to the courtyard the g r o o m greeted m e by p u t t i n g o u t his a r m s t o b e p i c k e d u p , a n d w i t h a h e a r t - m e l t i n g smile. N o w e s t e r n c h i l d w o u l d h a v e s t o o d this stress for a n h o u r . B u t this little c r e a t u r e , p e r h a p s b e c a u s e h e h a d n e v e r b e e n s e p a ­ rated from c o m m u n i t y life, d i d n o t o n c e lose his composure d u r i n g t h e w h o l e f o u r days. B u t t h e n , g r a c e u n d e r p r e s s u r e is a v a l u e d trait a m o n g t h e pastoralists.

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