Anita dressed in full regalia for the snake dance.
The Kalbeliya Gypsy people are known as the snake charmer caste. The
women are skilled dancers and are accompanied by men playing
percussion and wind instruments. The Kalbeliya were once hired to
entertain great kings and maharajahs. Today they are sadly considered
to be squatters and experience much discrimination. They struggle to
preserve their culture and dances. They follow Indian fairs and
festivals hoping to get hired to perform dances in hotels and private