Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shepherds around Jodhpur

According to our guide, the original sheep of the region were a gift from the Maharajas who worked for the rulers but have since gained independence. Many of the shepherds here are nomadic with the animals, moving them to the central area of India during the dry season. A typical shepherd will have between 30-35 sheep, along with a few cattle. Women are also shepherds and can be identified by their short skirts.

1 comment:

ReSoNate said...

really lovely pictures