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Jojawar is a fairly small community in the Rajasthan region of India. We spent several days here and I really enjoyed this part of our trip. It’s a more traditional community than many of the others we visited, with, for example many men in Jojawar having beards and wearing turbins — something you don’t see much of in India’s bigger cities anymore.
As I was sorting through my images from this community it became clear that there were many interesting doors in this small community, which is the theme of today’s blog.
I hope to share more stories from Jojawar with you in the future.
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Enjoying a nice lunch in a restaurant that offered escape from the mid-day heat, we were attracted by the sound of music and a crowd gathering outside. Everyone in our Rajasthan travel group headed out and had the opportunity to see this celebration.
Our guide explained that a child had been born in the village and this was a way of making a public announcement to that effect. Notice in some of the photos a woman is carrying a baby’s crib on her head. Mostly it’s a chance for people to dance and celebrate.
Any could join in the festivities and several from our group were soon taking part. I did what I always do — watched and documented the experience with my …
It was most helpful having a good guide while in India because we got to see and experience a variety of things we otherwise wouldn’t have. An example was a stop at one of our guide’s friend’s homes while in a small village in Rajasthan.
As part of our education about the Caste system of India, wherein people are born into certain groups or Castes, our guide explained this man was born into the lower Sudra (labor) cast. He was a potter, just like generations of his ancestors before had been.
The potter adeptly demonstrated his ability to mold wet clay into usable vessels, like drinking cups and small bowls. The drinking cups we were especially familiar with as we had a …
While traveling across rural Rajasthan, en route from Jaipur to Udaipur, our guide stopped the bus beside a farm. The point of the stop was for us to see how a water wheel is still used in agriculture. There was a large metallic mechanism beside the road apparently connected to a water wheel; after a chat with the farmer, a pair of oxen were attached to the steel bar and we were shown how the water wheel worked.
This type of water wheel is called a sakia, or Persian wheel (although it likely was invented in India around 300 BC). The device is designed to lift water from a well using buckets or scoops connected to an endless belt activated by …