Tara’s Children – Shanta and Prabha

My grandparents had fourteen children. There was no time when my grandmother was not either pregnant or nursing a baby. Even when grandfather died at the age of forty-eight, she had an infant in her arms. Unfortunately, only five children — three girls and two boys – survived. My mother Shanta, the third of these […]
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Tara’s Life after Marriage

After five-year-old Tara’s marriage, she continued to live with her parents. However, for festivals like Shivaratri and Navroj (Kashmiri New Year), a palanquin was sent for her by her in-laws. On such visits, she received gifts of clothes and money and played with the children there. She did not even know which of the boys […]
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