Hemlataa (story-fiction) part I.


Hemlataa was leisurely pacing, herself across her first-floor veranda. Her husband
Hemanta was getting ready to open their shop in the absence of their salesman Prasanta H.
Her son had gone to school. The morning was fully advanced by then. Now and then her eyes
would drift towards the house opposite hers but she controlled her gaze lest some neighbour
spot her. She was a little fat but she had tidied herself that day and also wore some flowers on
the bun of hair on her head to look younger. An eagerness and excitement could be seen on
her face. She was waiting for Ananda K. who lived in the house opposite hers. But she was
completely different earlier, both physically and behaviouristic-ally before her marriage to
hemanta, her husband some years earlier.

She was born in a village near her husband’s home
to an agricultural family. Her father was a poor agriculturist who tilled the lands to make both
ends meet. The grain from their fields carried them throughout the year while her father also
worked in the nearby town, when there was no tilling to be done, as a daily-wage-earner to
earn an income while her mother worked in her handloom and produced locally weaved
towels and women’s dresses and in this way also contributed to the family exchequer. She also had a younger brother as her sibling. As her family was poor, she and her brother
when they grew up, also began to work in the fields to lend a hand to their parents during the
paddy season as their parents can ill-afford to hire paid labourers. This made Hemlataa (and
her brother also) robust, strong and stout in body as well as highly laborious. In addition to
that Hemlataa was fair and beautiful also. And although they were poor financially, her father
took all pains to make her and her brother educated. So he sacrificed everything he could and
made Hemlataaa and her brother pass their graduation in due time. And it was during her last
year in her degree course that her marriage proposal from Hemanta B. (to whom she was
married) came.

(to be continued)…

Published by indrajyoti dutt

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