Friday, December 11, 2009
We finally left Rajasthan to come to Gujarat, where Kruti's family is from. We arrived in Karamsad and asked Kruti's uncle, Mota Kaka, if he would take us to Rinchol, the village where Kruti's dad was born and his entire family farmed and lived for many years. I had heard so much about Rinchol from Kruti and I really wanted to see it...I loved it. I used to think my mom's hometown of Beawar was small, but Rinchol is a true village - it doesn't even show up on a detailed map of Gujarat. There are no paved roads and few streetlights, and evenings are spent sitting outside and catching up with the neighbors. I was impressed that Kruti and her sisters spent weeks there as kids!