Tribal People of the World: The Rabari People of Northwest India

Tribal People of the World: The Rabari People of Northwest India

Added over 8 years ago

Who are the Rabari and what makes them different to the other peoples of India?

Picture shows an group of Rabari nomads camped on the grounds of the famous Umaid Bhagwan Palace, home of Jaipur's current Maharaja and his family and now one of Jaipur's leading hotels.  The Rabaris camp on the grounds with the permission of the Maharaja, and survive not only by pasturing their meagre heards of cattle and goats, but also by selling old handicrafts and artifacts to the local traders, who in turn sell to buyers such as myself.

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The Story of Tikondane: a Small Charity in the Heart of Zambia

The Story of Tikondane: a Small Charity in the Heart of Zambia

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While Zimbabwe and South Africa appear constantly in the international news, their poorer northern neighbor Zambia is almost unknown to the outside world...what follows is the story of Tikondane, a haven created by one person who believed she really could make a difference and then went out and did so...a place where education, empowerment & empathy play a vital role in supporting a positive community environment in one of the poorest countires in the world...

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Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism - the Gau, the Phurpa and the Vajra

Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism - the Gau, the Phurpa and the Vajra

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The first entry in Kashgar's ongoing compendium of eastern Asian ritual objects and deities...please see the entire Compendium in the Articles section

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Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism

Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism

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An ongoing compendium of eastern Asian ritual objects, symbols and principals: primarily those of the Buddhist and Hindu faiths but also encompassing aspects of some of the lesser known religions of Asia, for example Jainism and Sikhism.  This compendium is updated regularly with new entries and information.

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