On January 4th we arrived at Kodagali, a village in Mysore district that was studied by Prof. M.N. Srinivas, a renowned Indian anthropologist in 1948 under the pseudo name, Rampura. In all his lectures and papers, he never disclosed the real name of the village. But in the last two years or so, it has been found out that Kodagali, located an hour from Mysore city was indeed Rampura.
And after a three-day journey on the train bound South, we had arrived at the village. Tired and exhausted, we didn’t even know how we spent the first night. But as we woke up in the morning, all weariness seemed to disappear (atleast for the time being) when our attention was focused towards east; to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises for the new year… (welcoming our stay in the village?)