/ Village: Jaisalmer
Ethnic Group: Bopa /
Although most other Indian women
do not smoke, Gypsy women are not shy and they do as they please.
Indian people show less interest in listening to Bopa's songs than they
did in the past. Many Bopa Gypsy people follow the path of their
ancestors. Most still make their livelihood from music and chants which
they perform for small monetary donations. The new generation in India
does not appreciate Bopa music or culture. Bopa women are among the most
beautiful in Rajasthan and they hope their charms will be enough to sell
cheap accessories to the tourists.