2002 - Jean-Philippe
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/ Village: Pushkar
Ethnic Group: Kalbeliya /
"I am Suresh.”
In Western societies being homeless is shameful. But the Kalbeliya
Gypsies are proud of their roots and clan. The photo reveals Suresh’s
character, proud, and charming.
Although young to be a leader, his clan elected him for his integrity.
Excerpt from the Kalbeliya story: The leader shook my hand and said,
“I’m Suresh, come to my home.” We followed him behind a bunch of dried
bushes that had been erected as walls. His home was nothing more than a
couple of old beds covered with old blankets and pierced plastic tarps
set in the middle of the desert... read Jean-Philippe's full story
"Queens of the Rajasthan Desert".