The story of an Hajari
My Dad shared an interesting story with me. As Americans have Millionaires and Billionaires we call such rich Guys Crorepati in India. My Dad said that when he was a Child there were no Crore or Lakhpati around but there was just a handful of Hajaris. Now, this is a term I have never heard.
What is a Hajari?
Apparently, the people who had more than 1 thousand INR in their families were called Hajaris and there was a weird way of them showing the world that they were Hajaris. They would tie of a Red Cloth on a Bamboo stick and put it in their Gate as a symbol of status. I found this story very interesting, I also added that by doing so they were asking to be robbed, and my Dad replied that at that time there were hardly any Robbers as almost everyone was happy in their lives.
It really goes to show how Inflation has taken over our Country as now you can't even buy a Nice set of Clothes with 1000 INR.
I learned a new thing from our History thanks to my Dad.