This is the kind of place where Durga Buda spends four miserable nights every month. In her case, it’s a backyard shed that the locals call a goth, erected from bamboo and straw, with walls made of mud and dung. It’s four feet wide, four feet tall, and dangerous. Buda is afraid of wild animals, including snakes, and also leery of drunk villagers who may disrespect or even attack her.
Were it up to Buda, she’d sleep in the main house, the one that’s made of bricks, where her family of eight resides, including her in-laws. But she’s not allowed to when she has her period. During that time, she’s dirty, and everything she touches becomes dirty too.