Thursday, June 11, 2009

BONSAI LIFE ----ABBURI CHAYA DEVI

'Bonsai life' by Abburi chaya Devi is a plea for educating girls , thereby freeing them from their 'bonsai life' . The story is of a woman , lovingly called 'Ammalu' by his elder sister , who lives in Delhi . Ammalu is excited when she receives a letter from her sister (Akkaya) informing her of her visit to Delhi . Ammalu is an educated lady who works in Delhi . Her sisterr , on the other hand , was not educated . She had been married oung to a man from the village . As the two sisters exchange notes about each other , they realize how true the saying ' the grass is always greener on the other side ' is . Akkayya yearns for the financial independence of working woman in a city whereas Ammalu longs for the luxuries of village life . Ammalu takes her sister around the house . Akkayya is shocked to see turayi and pomegranate plants in a pot and questions about them . Ammalu explains that they are 'bonsai' plants; bonsai being the Japanese way of growing trees in flowerpots . Akkaya doesn't like the idea . As they discuss about bonsai , their is a storm and Ammalu rushes to bring the bonsai plants under the canopy . Akkayya looks at the huge tree outside the house that provided shelter to many .
Akkayya saw many people taking shelter from the strom under the huge tree . The bonsai , on the other hand , could not provide protection to anyone . In fact , it had to be brought under the canopy so that it would not be destroyed . A comparison is made between a woman who is uneducated and hence dependent on others and the bonsai plant , hwich is nevetheless , beautiful and delicate , but of no use . Ammalu felt like freeing the bonsai plants from their flowerpots . The story is thus a plea to provide education for woman to empower them and make financially indepdent.

6 comments:

sindhu said...

wonderful story, better if it comes into practice...:-)

khuteja khan said...

heart touching and wondefull story....... fell good when comes into practice...!

Anonymous said...

educate a girl today tomorrow a whole family will be educated because of her

Anonymous said...

it is an wonderful story.lovely,,,,

Anonymous said...

This story is an inspiration to the upcoming writers. This shows how things around us create stories and how stories can create history.

Anonymous said...

nice story lovely story

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