On the bank of the river poetry


Along the river’s edge, River floodplains have long been a desirable location for human exploitation, particularly through agriculture and pastoralism. The Mississippi and the Amazon in the New World, for example, are well-known prehistoric and historic examples, as are the Danube, Nile, Tigris, Euphrates, Indus, and Hwang Ho in the Old World. River floodplains, on the other hand, are dynamic and each has its own characteristics. This article discusses one such floodplain in South India and how it was exploited through a type of agricultural technique known as opportunistic farming, which is a broad style of cultivation that takes advantage of the river’s yearly floods.

This type of ethnographic research is known as “agricultural ethnoarchaeology.” Despite the fact that it is a relatively new topic of interest, it has enormous ramifications for archaeological research. Knowing what crops were retrieved at a place isn’t nearly as useful as knowing if they were cultivated there or brought in from elsewhere, or if they were grown elsewhere but processed.

A Town on the Banks of a River

The two research locations are located on the banks of the river Pranitha, a tributary of the Godavari, in the northern section of the state of Andhra Pradesh (Fig. 2a). Along the riverbank are fields of sorghum, legumes, and, on rare occasions, maize. Dry farming is the most common agricultural practice, which relies on seasonal monsoonal rainfall rather than irrigation. Well, irrigation is used on occasion, but it is a luxury enjoyed by a select few. During the dry seasons, fishing is an important subsistence activity for various social groups. The area used to be highly forested, but it has been degraded over time, leaving only a thorn and scrub forest with some heavy foliage.

Even though they are on opposing sides of the river, the two research areas are completely distinct. On the north side of the river, the village of Rapanpalli is small and nucleated, whereas, on the south side, the town of Sironcha is larger and more dispersed. The settlement is about 2 kilometers from the river, and the town is located directly on the river’s bank (Fig. 2b). Because the river flows along one side, agricultural fields surround the village but not the town. Because of the disparity in distance between home bases and fields, agriculture logistics differ significantly between the two communities.

Both the village and the town have social structures that are based on Hindu heritage. Brahmans (priests), Kshatriyas (war­riors), Vaisyas (merchants), and Sudras are the four ritually graded caste types (varnas) in Hindu civilization (laborers). The Harijans and Kapus, two social groups whose farming is examined here, are outside the varna worldview and are usually referred to as the “untouchables.” They have land, but it is in horrible condition. It should be mentioned, however, that as a result of modernity, the caste system has become less important. Despite the respect for the ritual order, political rank and economic class are becoming increasingly important in social structure. Landowners who are financially self-sufficient are frequently the ones who make decisions in their communities.

The third bank of the river:

JooGuimares Rosa’s “The Third Bank of the River” is a powerful short story. Because the characters don’t have names, there’s a lot of debate about the story’s meaning. It took place near Brazil’s Amazon River, which is described as “so huge you couldn’t see across it.” From a few hints throughout the novel, such as the employment of flashlights and a boat’s motor, These events are most likely to have occurred around the late 1800s, according to the evidence. The unique condition is that the father goes on a river by himself and never returns.

In the plot, there are a few major characters. The father is the first character to be introduced. Dutiful, orderly, calm, and direct is how he is described. Some claim he becomes nuts because he takes a boat out on a river and paddles around for years without touching land. To get away from his domineering wife, the father may have gone out on the river. The parent that governed the family’s home was the mother, not the father. She was usually obnoxious. Throughout the story, the mother was adept at concealing emotion; She believed that without her father in her life, she would be absolutely well. This story is portrayed through the eyes of the son who was the most affected by his father’s absence. Because of his commitments to his father, the son is the one who delivers the father’s meals and never truly has his own life. The family consists of the mother, father, two sons, and a daughter.

A few sentences can be used to summarise the story. The father orders a 20- to the 30-year-old single-person boat. When the boat arrives, the father drives it to the Amazon River, climbs aboard with no food, and spends the rest of his life rowing around in the middle of the river, effectively becoming the third bank. Soldiers, priests, and cops are used by his mother to try to bring him back. When the sister wanted to show the father her baby and he never showed, they realized he would never return. Everyone in the family eventually moved away since they couldn’t cope with his absence. The oldest son was the only one who remained, hoping that his father would return. He had previously stated that he would take his father’s place but had now altered his mind. The father was never a good father.

Many foreshadowing elements can be found in “The Third Bank of the River.” When the father purchased the boat, he made certain that it was made of the finest wood and that it would last at least 20-30 years. This makes it clear that the trip he is on will very certainly be forever. It could also mean that the father realized he was dying soon and decided to find peace while he still could. Your words will be rewritten by QuillBot. Start by typing or copying something into this box, then hit the enter key.

The story contains numerous sarcastic elements. The daughter wanted to show her father when she married and had a child. They walked to the riverbank and waited for him, but he never showed up. It’s difficult to envision someone being apprehensive about seeing their grandchild for the first time. The fact that the mother, rather than the father, was in charge of the household was somewhat unique. Another hilarious aspect is that most people would expect the father to return, perhaps because he is lonely or hungry, yet he never does. “The Third Bank of the River” is full of symbols. The boat may easily be a casket for the father. It is touted as a one-of-a-kind item that will last for many years. The father might be purchasing a coffin since he knows he will die soon. Like a coffin, the boat was carrying him away from life. The river is the story’s representation of life. It was his technique of detaching himself from everything and everyone in his life. It was soothing and pleasant to him. One theory is that the father is in a coma while “on the boat,” which explains why he never answers their calls. It is clear from the story’s title that there are two “third banks.” The father is one of them. It’s the point at which he crosses over. He sits in the same spot for hours on end, doing nothing. The father is establishing his own bank, rather than being on either end of the river. At the end of the book, the son is also a third bank. He talks of spending his life in the deserts and unmarked plains. There are a few key topics in “The Third Bank of the River.” Family is one of them. When family roles, such as father or mother, are lost or confused (the father leaves), the effect is frequently stressful. After the father left, the family pretty much fell apart. Another important theme is death. When a loved one passes away, it almost always has a significant impact on the family’s lives. This can be seen in the fact that the majority of them relocated in order to get as far away as possible from the situation. Peace is another major theme that runs through the novel. When life gets too much for a person, they often require time apart from overbearing and bossy people. I enjoyed reading this story and trying to figure out what it meant. As the third bank, one of my theories was that the father was in a coma, but that he finally died, leaving everyone else behind. I felt awful for the family since the father had abandoned them, but I also felt animosity against the mother for being domineering and the son for being terrified and fleeing from the father when he finally had someone to take his place. The father must have had a strong desire to see his son. I believe that the Christian perspective on the issue of peace is that we should turn to God when we are unable to continue. “Even youngsters grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall,” reads Isaiah 40: 30-31, one of my favorite verses. Those who put their faith in the Lord, on the other hand, will be strengthened. They’ll soar like eagles on their wings. They will not tire as they go. They will not faint while walking.

Poem about the bank of the river

The bank of the river

By Ramesh rai


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