Tell me, which village is that?

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Your father lives in this village
Your husband lives in that
Which of them is yours woman
Tell me, which village is that?

All your life you cooked in pots bought by someone else
And lived in someone else’s house imagining it your own
Just like sparrows that make do
With nests in another’s home.
Which of them is yours woman
Tell me, which village is that?

Original by Nakul Biswas
(Translation, mine)

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