For centuries the human race has survived on my dairy products. For centuries, the kitchen fires have burned with my offerings.
I have toiled, tilled and ploughed the farmer’s fields. I have dragged and pulled his vendor’s carts.
I have spread my dung on the village homes so that they kept warm.
I am fuel.
I am fertilizer.
For centuries my urine has been consumed in religious rituals and also used for medicinal purposes. The much talked about panchagavya is a mixture of my five products: my milk, my curds, my ghee, my urine and my dung.
I am disinfectant.
I am also the beast of burden.
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Next week I introduce to a new character of the book