The Baigas

6:36 AM / Posted by li i /


free spirits- the baigas, originally uploaded by Sayantan Bera.

A Baiga woman offers a shot of mahua, a local brew, at a funeral ceremony deep inside the jungles of Dindori, Madhya Pradesh. The men can be seen playing the manndal, its beats reverberating afar.

Baigas are one of india's primitive tribes edged dangerously towards a change more akin to destitution, both economic and cultural. The image tries to capture the sense of liberal free spirit which the men and woman share equally among themselves.

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