A tribal lady beats wild rice bushes to get some grains for food. This variety of rice is perhaps the oldest parent strain in the world and most of modern rice varieties are genetic descendent of this grass like growth. The rice tastes good..and has a nutty flavor if eaten raw.
This lady toils for about an hour to get a plateful of rice..this is done after all other errands are taken care of, and hence the rice used is almost factory fresh.
Maybe this was the historical 'Ghaas ki roti' that was the supposidely eaten by the King Rana pratap during his exile in the woods during his battle with invaders..