Till the age of twenty one I lived in a village and enjoyed everything rural life in Kerala could provide. Fresh water, clean air, vegetables, fruits, rice and other cereals, coconut oil, milk from cows/goats – all came from our own fields and farms; fish and meat too came from the village. Till class ten I walked an hour to school, and used the bus service during college studies. This closeness and familiarity with Mother Earth has made me what I am. This is true of most of Jesuits in South Asia. We come from villages, and from farming communities.Login to read more
The author is the Principal of St. Xavier’s School, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand.