The Fate Derived by The Caste System (Part Two)

Sangita Karki By Sangita Karki, 9th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Its a short fiction story which is composed in 4 parts. Actually I would like to define it as non-fiction though I have added something myself to the story for making it interesting. The main story (suffering of the main character) is real in my story. It is the academic work produced in the summer of 2010 for my summer project. The character in this story is real and I composed the story after taking interview with him.

Second Part

“Ahek, Ahek? Coughing and trying to breathe properly, I climb the wooden stairs of my 2 storied mud made house.

The room is full of black in white smoke. It is floating on the upper half space of the room like the clouds float on the sky. The smoke has strong smell of burning woods and is bitter in taste which has made the environment of the room suffocating. It’s hard to breathe here.

There is the half part of my life, my wife, sitting at the one corner of the room near the mud made stove, who is trying to make fire from the wood. The smoke is coming continuously out of the woods and she is trying her best to make fire properly so that smoke does not come out of the woods.

A zero watt bulb is glowing above her head on the ceiling but is not providing sufficient light to split the black in white floating smoke and makes everything visible.

Hearing my cough she looks towards me. Her eyes were red and the tears are flowing out of them frequently. Her nose is also flowing.

“Oh! You came.” She speaks to me wiping tears out of her cheek.

“Meals ready? What’s wrong here?” crossing the wooden pillar placed on the middle of the room which has separated the corner where our kitchen room is located and the corner where beds are placed, I inquire.

“Ya! Going to be ready. Wait half an hour. Woods are wet, so it’s very hard to light the fire.” She speaks politely without turning to me.

I sit on our bed. Our bed is small but enough for two of us. It is not lucky as others bed because it has not got thick matrix, beautiful bead sheet and pillow cases but it is comfortable for us and give us place to rest when we need.

“Oh! What’s on the meal?

“Rice and Spinach.” Concentrating herself onto making fire, she answers.

“Spinach!”

The word spinach from her lips made me very surprised because neither we have a piece of land to grow any vegetables nor she has money to buy it.

“Sangita sister took it today.”

“Who?”

“Rajesh brother’s daughter, Sangita.”

“Oh! Why did she come here? Its long time I have not seen her around.”

Read Part 3

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Sep 2012 (#)

Simple and touchingly told, Sangita - siva

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author avatar Sangita Karki
10th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you, :)

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author avatar Sangita Karki
10th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you, :)

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author avatar Padma
10th Sep 2012 (#)

Beautifully written

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author avatar Pesal
11th Sep 2012 (#)

Good work

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author avatar Michel
11th Sep 2012 (#)

Humans are born equally but these prevaling systems have become the strong point to prove someone as superior or inferior.

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author avatar Pabitra
16th Sep 2012 (#)

Coherent and clear images. Good piece of work.

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author avatar Shrijana
16th Sep 2012 (#)

lovely piece of work.

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author avatar Sabita
4th Oct 2012 (#)

great post

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author avatar Lovelythoughts
4th Oct 2012 (#)

Society comprises two classes: those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food. ~Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, Maximes

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author avatar Sweetgirl
4th Oct 2012 (#)

beautiful creative post

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author avatar Sanu Shrestha
6th Oct 2012 (#)

Beautiful post Sangita!

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author avatar Maharjan.S
6th Oct 2012 (#)

Touching story and beautifully composed.

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author avatar Ms. Christina
6th Oct 2012 (#)

simple and touchingly told.

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