Sundari is a long haired girl. She had gorgeous long hair upto her waist. She is working in a private company, she joined the company last month. She got her first month salary today. She is thinking what will get for her father with this. Because she loves her Papa, she don’t have mother. Her mother dies in her small age. After this her Papa alone bought her up with lot of struggle. Sundari can not forget about this. So she want to present something to her Papa.
Her Papa is a retired school teacher. Her Papa’s dream is marrying off his daughter. But Sundari does not prefer her marriage because of her Papa. She wants to take care of him. But her Papa is compel for her marriage. She said after two years she will marry. So her Papa also accepted that.
Sundari decided to buy a silk dhoti and new shirt for her Papa. So she went to a garment shop and bought a nice pair of dress, along with some sweetmeat. On her way she’s thinking about her childhood days with her Papa. In her age of 2 years her mother passed away. After this her world is her Papa only, she can’t remember her mother’s face clearly. And her first tonsure at the age of 3 at her family temple. She was scared about the razor and her Papa convinced her for tonsure. And after that 5 years she joined a school. Her Papa only drop her at school. She cried a lot in the first day. And after 3 years her Papa wanted to shave her head again but she didn’t accepted. Because her hair grew past her back. So her Papa also didn’t force her anymore. After this she continues to grows her hair long. Upto college she hasn’t cut her hair. She trims her hair little not chopping off. She reminisces everything and she touches her long hair.
Once she came back to house with lot of joy, everything is gone, Yes, her Papa has passed away. He died of heart attack in sleep. She tried to wake her dad, but he is gone forever. She tears a lot she don’t know anything. After some time neighbours started coming and she informed her kith and kin. Most of her relatives are abroad. So only few of them could came. Also no male relatives in her family, most of them are female. So her neighbours are helping for the funeral for her Papa. So they are planning to do the final rites by next day.
Next day while everybody asking who is doing the final rites, because if he has a son or son in law they will do but he has only a daughter. And she don’t have any cousins or her uncles also. Finally Sundari said I will do the rites to my Papa. Initially everybody were against that, but they don’t have choice so her relatives and neighbours accepted. They took her Papa’s body to the crematorium. She was also going behind them. There is only women in this crowd and it’s her. One they reached she started doing the rituals. As per her family rules they have to creamate the body and the who is doing the rites need to shave his heads. Her neighbours said as she is a girl cremation is enough, no need of getting tonsure, instead of tonsure she can cut her hair little bit. But Sundari said no problem, I will do whatever per our caste. Everybody was shocked, but she said please I am doing it for my Papa, so I will tonsure my head.
Barber was already present in the cremation ground, Sundari sat in front of the barber and bent her head, she is remembering her childhood days, she is not accepting her tonsure, but today for her Papa she is tonsuring her head. She is crying. By the time the barber pour the water in her head. Massage her head nicely, then he inserted a new half blade and started shaving her from middle of her head. Her long hair is felling off in her lap, she feels the chillness in her head. Other 9 mins her head is completely shaved, her long hair is in the land. She touches her head. Then she went to take a bath, and her neighbours gave a new sari to Sundari, finally she came with a white saree and new bald look. And she cremated her Papa.
Everybody in her house are shocked about her guts. Again in the 10th day rituals she shaved her head one more time. After this she don’t want to grow her hair long. She want to maintains her hair like boy cut.