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I post now a B/W version of the shot of the Rabari man.
In the color version I wasn't able to move away the bluish tone on his face...

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The word "Rabari" basically means the "outsiders". This is because of the traditional trade they used to do in times past. The Rabari's main business used to be raising cattle, camels and goats; for some traditional-minded families this is still the case. However, the new generation is slowly moving away from this way of life.
These animals needed lots of space for grazing and pasturing. Due to this reason, the Rabari couldn't live in town houses and have room for their animals also. They started living on the outskirts of towns and beyond for this reason. This community was given a name by the general populace -"Dhani". Dhani means the Basti-community,because they were outside the main community, so the name became Rabari for these wandering and herding people.

The actual Rabari are hun rajput. They invaded India in 507 AD. and ruled from 509 to 511 AD. Their king was Mihrikula, the leader of hun rajput. If we go to the early history their head was ATTILLA THE HUN. Attilla the hun was born in southern part of Russia. Some people also believed that Rabari or Huns Rajput, came to India from the Roman side because Attila the Hun was king of the region at the time.
from Wikipedia

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