Family Generosity


During the festive season of Darshain I was welcomed into a family home to experience the wonderful hospitality of Kathmandu. Families in Nepal are cross generational with Grandma’s next door, son’s of brother with sister-in-law and new born baby (only 7 days in this photo). In the family home there is mother and father, sisters and brothers. Soon one of the sisters will marry and live in her in laws home and one of the sisters may never marry as she has a good career and wants to study more. When the brothers marry their wives will live with them. Like India there is a caste system and the marriages are arranged in the traditional Hindu families of the Kathmandu Valley. Food is an important way of celebrating family and I have found the people of Kathmandu to be so generous.