Monday, October 19, 2009

The village santhai

Book Mark
Notes from Gandhigram
Samir Banerjee
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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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