Category Archives: Rajasthan

A surprise encounter. An unplanned whistle-stop in the village of Khetolai in Rajasthan in 2007 lead me to these women and children of the Meghwal caste. It took a good deal of persuasion to get them to pose. This was (still is?) an old, insulated world where the women are not accustomed to interacting with […]

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Headgear of Rajasthan. The pagri (turban) is an important adornment of the Rajasthani male. Every region has its own distinct style and even within a region there are subtle variations across caste and communal identities.             This final image is of Joginder Singh who is not from Rajasthan. He served […]

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An eventful evening. Memories of a drive in 2007 through the Thar Desert of Rajasthan heading west from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.       The village of Khichan is the winter destination for thousands of Demoiselle Cranes. Unfortunately, the birds had left en masse a day earlier and I missed this remarkable spectacle.     […]

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