Stories About Men
Almost every family in Punjab used to name their darkest child Kala (black, dark) if a boy and Kali for a girl. Many children grew up bearing the pain of derision but often parents or relatives meant it as a term of affection. This is how the old man we called Kalu Taya probably got his name .
Editor's note: Leena Brown, Suchandra Banerjee's daughter, submitted this story.