Pushkar Camel Fair
Oniyo Fire Festival
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A Kalbeliya Desert Dancer retouches her makeup before performing
Dressed in full regalia, Suresh, the group leader is ready to play his tablas (drums)
The dancer turns around to perform in front of the standing musicians
Sunita moves to the rhythm of the Gipsy percussion and wind instruments
Sopina's difficult dance move consists of grasping a bill between her teeth
Kalbeliya dancers performing the snake dance
to be at
lowest level of the Hindu caste system,
the Kalbeliya Gypsies are proud of their roots and clans
Suresh, leader of the group is dressed in full regalia
Anita and Sopina take a rest, watching their friends
Sunita and Gita dance
Despite being at
the lowest level of the Hindu caste system and homeless,
Kalbeliya women stand as Queens of the desert
Sopina and Suresh warm up on a early hazy morning
Flour chapattis is the main food. Often Kalbeliyas cannot afford to eat anything else.
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