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Dr. Kumar and his wife Renuka (also a Doctor) drive out to their clinic in Kontcup village approximately 20 kms. from Harugiri. They live in a house owned by Dr. KumarÕs youngest uncle - Principal B. Ajur. Shortly after they were married last year they moved out of the Joint family home and chose to live separately. This move has caused a deep rift in the family and might precipitate a severance within the brothers and their families. Apparently for the past few years there has been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs and joint family arrangements. The younger members of the joint family identify with the Kumar's and are envious of their independent lifestyle. ..Dr. Kumar, son of the sister who lives with the family, was educated by the family. After he graduated with a degree in Ayurvedic medicine a clinic and a pharmacy were set up to establish his practice. To that end whatever funds are generated by the clinic in Harugiri are funneled back to the family treasury. However, to sustain their lifestyle (watching their own TV in a bedroom not shared with others and enjoying a boat ride on the river Krishna) Dr. Kumar and Renuka have opened a second clinic in a small farming community. Apparently the money from this is not shared with the joint family. (I am uncertain about this information)...Even though there is tension between the Kumar's and the elders of the joint family - they, the family members, still show up either at the KumarÕs residence or the clinic for treatment. .

Dr. Kumar and his wife Renuka (also a Doctor) drive out to their clinic in Kontcup village approximately 20 kms. from Harugiri. They live in a house owned by Dr. KumarÕs youngest uncle - Principal B. Ajur. Shortly after they were married last year they moved out of the Joint family home and chose to live separately. This move has caused a deep rift in the family and might precipitate a severance within the brothers and their families. Apparently for the past few years there has been an...
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