11:04 AM / Posted by li i /

Sita, originally uploaded by goddessofxanadu.

Early evening in the desert, and Sita is looking for brushwood for the fire. She lives in a Goatskin tent with her family, at the edge of the Thar, and night time can be terribly cold.

One member of the family stays awake throughout the night to tend to the fire, so the warmth will spread underneath the ground and keep all of her family warm.

However, the desert grows larger by the year, as more and more sources of wood and kindling disappear, consumed by drought or demand. Sita tells me finding fuel is her biggest worry.


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