Documentary travel photographs of Rajasthan, India

Sadhu Yogi Baba at Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan, India

  • Sadhu Yogi Baba, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani flute player, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani camel-driver, Thar Desert, Khuri, Rajasthan, India
  • Handicapped Rajasthani children, Pushkar Mela, Pushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani boy running on textiles, near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani children, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani tribal woman, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
  • Papu, semi-nomadic Pabujii singer, Pushkar, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
  • Woman Potter, Kakani Bishnoi Village, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani woman, Khuri, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani tribal woman in Nimb Ki Dhani Village, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
  • Rajasthani school children, Nimb Ki Dhani Village, Rajasthan, India

About Rajasthan, India from Wikipedia

“The state of Rajasthan in India has a history dating back thousands of years. It was the site of the Indus Valley Civilization.

The early medieval period saw the rise of the Mughal Empire. The Mughals granted high positions to Rajput rulers who allied with them. However, some Rajput kingdoms did not accept Mughal suzerainty and were constantly at war with them. The Mughal rule effectively ended in the 18th century, when the Maratha Empire conquered much of the subcontinent.

Maratha rule was soon replaced by British rule in India. The British also made allies out of local rulers, who were allowed to rule their princely states. This period was marked by famines and economic exploitation. However, the British period also saw the growth of railways, telegraph and modern industry in the region. After Indian Independence in 1947, the various princely states of Rajasthan were integrated into India.

Stone Age tools dating from 5,000 to 2,00,000 years were found in Bundi and Bhilwara districts of the state.

The ancient civilised history of Rajasthan goes back to 5,000 years ago when in the present day districts of Jhunjhunu and Sikar, along with other areas of Jaipur district bordering south Haryana, which formed the part of Vedic state of Brahmavarta along with districts of Mahendragarh and Rewari in Haryana, that Vedic seers started composing Vedic scriptures, which form part of Sanatan Dharma, the base of present day Hinduism. Revered Saraswati and Drishadwati rivers formed the then Brahmavarta state. Drishadwati river is identified as the Vedic Drishadwati by Bhargava. Parts of Rajasthan may have been occupied by the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappans). Excavations at Kalibanga in northern Rajasthan around 1998 revealed the existence of human settlements of Harappan times on the banks of a river that dried up later, which some people believe to be the Saraswati, archaeologists hope the Saraswati will unlock mysteries of the past. Rajasthan’s geographic position in India has caused it to be affected by the expansionist efforts of various empires. It was a part of the Maurya Empire around 321-184 BCE.” (Wikipedia)