Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The Cast.

The people of Kachchh are a diverse lot. Refugees from Sindh during the Partition and the 1971 war, immigrants from Persia to Afghanistan and everything in between and ancient nomadic tribes roaming the deserts fill this vast region with their own, unique colours, customs and traditions. Each village is distinct but the round mud-houses with the thatched roofs and the bold coloured patterns on the walls are the norm. Kachchhi, their language has lost its script but is as vibrant as ever. And the simplicity of life, their warmth and humility is breathtaking.
  * Portraits and proper photos of the dwellings you say? Sure, why not? But not in this place as per habit. Diti has loads here and here.