Photographer's Note

Old man Ploughing Fields. This picture was shot in a village near Dinanagar-Punjab. This method of ploughing the fields is rarely used in punjab these days as Tractors have taken over the job. Still farmers with small fields and not much resources do practice manual ploughing. They start early morning( At around 3 am) and finish their job when sun starts to heat up atmosphere. In contrast to plaoughing by Tractors, only very skilled people can do manual ploughing, as it's difficult to direct your oxes in desired direction, manage their speed, get both of them in same tempo and avoide hitting their feet with "Phala"( metal part, sharp edged and followes ox's feet very closely). A site becoming more and more rare in punjab thses days.

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