Sunday, April 1, 2012

Abla nari, a voluptuous woman

Abla nari. A voluptuous woman. A woman in prime child-bearing years.

Her breasts inspire lust; her breasts can feed a brood of hungry children. Her slender waist and full hips can sway seductively, even with a child balanced on them.

A woman who men covert, a woman who men want to possess. A woman who’s chastity is preserved by keeping her locked away.

Why should a woman be subject to such contradictions? Why can’t she be just a person? Does she have to be an object of desire, or a subject of subjugation?

Abla nari, will you ever break free?

There are words, and there are words. Some words can be easily translated, others need to be described.  In April, I’ll attempt to capture the Soul of 26 'Indian' words in a  drabble of exactly 100 words.


SueAnn said...

Thank you....this is fabulous!!
Abla Nari..that would be me too!!
Yes why do men feel the need to subjugate??? So weird!


Jan Morrison said...

Fantastic kick-off to the event my friend. Abla Nari - I'll remember this...

Chuck said...

This is where I first met you a year ago. And it appears I will be fascinated by your posts again this April. Happy Days!

Stephanie V said...

I'm glad you're back with the Challenge. I so enjoy all your drabbles. It was last year's challenge that introduced me to them. Good start!

Jemi Fraser said...

So true! We need to keep working to make sure each person is allowed a free and healthy life!

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - What a powerful reminder that after all, we are people - human beings. And thank you for teaching me what abla nari is. What a wonderful idea for the A-Z theme.

Catherine Stine said...

Hi, Rayna
Yes, life is full of strange contradictions, isn't it? A woman is probably one of the most nuanced humans. A person first, with a big old brain!
I'm doing the A to Z challenge too. Hopefully, you'll stop by soon. I'm #672, at Catherine Stine's Idea City.
Cheers! Catherine

Ola Jaggers said...

I love your theme here!!! I can't wait to learn every word you share with us!

It's nice to meet you! Stop by & visit my A to Z posts also @!


Patricia Stoltey said...

This is a great idea. I was amazed to see you also doing the A to Z at Snapshots of Bombay. You are taking the challenge seriously.

Damyanti said...

The term Abla Nari makes my blood boil, and my fists curl.

Great theme for the challenge!

Look forward to your posts...

--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Lucy Nguyen said...

Wonderful post. I'm sure that one day will come soon if not eventually. It's worth the wait.


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