The Peasant by Prashenjit Shome
Approx. 25,900 words.
Published on July 29, 2011.
Struggle of a poor, old peasant against poverty and humiliation. After death of his bullocks he had no money to buy a new pair of bullocks to till his paddy field. He knew that if he cannot grow paddy during the rainy season then his family will starve but he was tired running from one person to another seeking help. At last he tied the shaft on his neck and tried to plough the field.......