ID # patel5
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Country: India   /   Village: Dhany Salawas, Jodhpur vicinity
Ethnic Group: Patel

Caption:

Gudi a 14 year old from the Patel caste prepares the chai (milk tea) national drink. Already married, she will go live with her husband on her 16th birthday.

Patel is a sub-caste classification of the main Vaishya group.

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