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The Gujjar People of the Himalayan Foothills.

This man is a Dodhi Gujjar. Often called the Buffalo Gujjars. They are the milk men of their area. Where the Bakarwal herd sheep the Dodhi Gujjar herd Water Buffalo.

 

The shepherd people of the Himalayas are called the Gujjars. A friendly and hospitable people. They migrate from the lowland plains in the winter to the upper reaches of the Himalaya during the summer. I caught this gentleman with his herd of buffulos some where mid-way of their migration.

 

They live a life of great hardship but always manage a smile when approached.

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Taken on April 28, 2006