Rice: Transplanting

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Interview Two: On Transplanting.

During the month of Asar, there is one kind of work. Right.
What kind of work is it? Weeding terraces or what?
No. Not weeding, what it means is that…
The terraces have been cleared and we put water in.
After the water, we plough it, right?
Then men make the rims of the terraces., right?
Then women collect the rice plants.
Then we use the harrow.
This prepares for a good crop and so we plant.

Dilmaya Gurung explains the process of transplanting rice, speaking in the Tamu (Gurung) language [2.3 MB]

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