ID # muni25
Copyright 2002 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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Country: India   /   Village: Pushkar
Ethnic Group: Bauriya   /   Feature: Portraits

Caption:

This young girl, Muni, is from the Bauriya caste. Like many members of the lower castes, the Bauriya people can only get the lowest paying jobs in their towns (hard construction work for a few cents a day). They try to earn additional income by drawing hennas (temporary tattoos) on the hands of Indian tourists. They sleep in the streets and hope to make enough money to buy the chapattis their family needs to survive the day. Muni will never get a chance to go to school.

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