Tilling the fields

One has to wonder how Indians can plant the same crops in the same fields for centuries without ever exhausting the soil as we, in America, exhaust our soil in only a couple of years.

Image from the 1989 Photo exhibit in the Lincoln Room of the United States Information Service in Calcutta. The exhibit was sponsored by the Western Regional Fulbright Offices of the United States Education Foundation in India.
Field plowed for planting, the farmer prepares to take his oxen and leave the field Enlargement
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