ID # muni3
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 the Bauriya caste. Like many lower castes, The Bauriya people only get the lowest paying jobs in their towns (hard construction work for a few cents a day). They try to gather additional incomes by drawing henas (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 need to survive on for the day. Like many poor lower caste people. Muni will never get a chance to go to school.

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