Monday, October 19, 2009

The village santhai

Book Mark
Notes from Gandhigram
Samir Banerjee

Village market

To those who have migrated to cities, the word santhai can stir up memories of the village market in Tamil Nadu. And a redeeming development in recent times is the popularity of uzhavar santhai or farmers’ markets in the suburbs. “Not very long back, the village santhai, haat or weekly market was a thriving albeit quaint affair by present standards,” reminisces Samir Banerjee in Notes from Gandhigram.


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