Water Talks: पानीका कुराकानी
On the 16th of April the Jeewan Jal participants met with women from women's groups in Patan to talk about life, health and water. Conversations spanned folktales including the mythical beasts of the stone water spouts, stories of ill health and traditional as well as biomedical healing. We heard about how things have changed in recent years with competition for water between locals and more recent settlers to Patan, comparisons of life before and after marriage when some of the women came to settle in Patan to the house of their in-laws and tales of when water at the stone taps and Hitis was clean and plentiful.
We continued talking whilst sculpting in clay and creating our own memories of the day.