XXIII. India II

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Mir

Mir

Gujarat, India

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Many of the women of the Mir community live in the north-western state of Gujarat, a dry, barren province bordering Pakistan.

The impressive nose rings worn by Meghwal Marwada women are usually made of gold

Like many other nomads in India, they are now settled. This mainly Muslim group wear self-embroidered jewellery and intricate, hand-made clothing and line their eyes with charcoal.

Sadhus

Sadhus

Haridwar, India

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Sadhus (meaning ‘good men’) are devoutly religious Hindus living throughout India. They wear orange clothes representing the colour of the fire in which they have burned all their possessions to be symbolically reborn into a new life as a sadhu.

"I realized you don’t need anything to lead a sadhu life." - Digambar Shivnarayan Giri

The devotee’s last act before becoming a sadhu is to cut off his or her hair, the last embodiment of one’s former life.