Raja, age nine, lives with his parents in Jamnagar. His school classes are taught in Gujarati, one of India’s 14 languages, and students also learn Hindi and English. We see Raja do homework, play cricket with his friends, play chess with his mother and walk to the Hindu Temple with his parents and play a license plate game in the evening.
Five-year-old Bavika lives with her extended family in a compound in Jamnagar. Visit the family farm, where we see bullocks plowing a field before planting and a caretaker milking a cow. Bavika and her cousins ride in a cart; and her grandmother divides milk between her son’s multiple wives, who work together to cook and serve meals.