Stories that inspired Virsā Artworks — Gender Dynamics in Rural Punjab

“…I wish I had a daughter” (Virsā Artwork inspired by this story: An Ode to The Trinjan)

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“…I wish I had a daughter” (Virsā Artwork inspired by this story: An Ode to The Trinjan)

Based on true events, this short story is about the emergence of a new kind of Trinjan, - "The Phulkari Self Help Group" and one Virsā Artisan's triumphant struggle. Village near Patiala (Punjab, India) – 2005 “I used to enjoy school. We used to sit on a dusty ground with our little mats under the shade of a huge old mango tree. I liked numbers a lot. Then my twin brothers were born and my mom needed me to help her with the cattle and learn how to tend to the babies. In our caste, as Jat Sikhs, it was...

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