Adiwasi (aboriginal dwellers of India subcontinent) people during their everyday tasks.
Adiwasi are the descendants of people who lived in India long before Aryan or even Dravidian ascent. They protected themselves (and their culture) by hiding deep in inaccessible forests and mountains. For thousands of years they lived in complete isolation from the indian "mainstream"
Recently their longer existence, at least in the ways of their forefathers, is endangered. More and more forests (wich they depend on) are being cut and converted into ricefields for the blooming indian populations. Also Indian government is no longer interested in tolerating those "backward" societies (many of them still living like in the stone age), and is modernizing them.
I don't want to assess anything, for those people it's probably better to have access to education and health care. But it's pity that another unique culture is dying..
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adrost (2378) 2006-03-11 10:26
Ciekawy komenatarz ale niestety kilka szczegolow na tym zdjeciu nie za bardzo jest dobrych. Troche za ciemne i szkoda ze zrobione z tej strony a nie zupelnie z boku tej dziewczynki. Wiem jak ta kultura jest wazna dla nich i warto to ukazywac.Nie uzylbym tutaj tego lekkiego rozmazania.
bboss (3578) 2006-03-13 18:57
Nice one, I like the motion here, it gives a vibrancy to the image. Their postures are interesting and balanced (like the bashing tool, whatever its called). Good colour and lighting as well.
I agree with your sentiments, it is so sad to see more traditional lifestyles and languages dissapearing.