GIRLS, TOMORROW, AND THE EARTH
In Kargil’s Suru Valley, life is lived very close to nature. In the summer, the valley bursts with the green of the farms and wild flowers.
The relationship of the little girls with the land is sensorily engaged — they climb rocks and mountains, steal peas, collect flowers, jump into streams that branch out of the river, among a range of other activities. And this relationship will continue into adulthood — Women tend to the farms, and cattle, and store for the winter, alongside their household chores, unlike men who leave for jobs elsewhere.
The title is taken from an EE Cummings poem ‘Dive for Dreams’.