Culture documentary photographs of the people in Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India is published in Feature Shoot.
Photo of Bhopa-bhopi (singer-priest) named Chitter Bhopa holding his granddaughter at their camp, Pushkar Mela (Pushkar Fair), Pushkar Village, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India.
The Bhopa priest-singer communities are traditional storytellers of the Pabuji Ki Phad in Rajasthan, India. The Pabuji Ki Phad epic is about the life of a 14th century hero called Pabuji and his adventures traditionally told by the Bhopas in front of a Phad; a 30-foot-long painted tapestry that functions as a portable temple with painted or sewn miniature scenes depicting Pabuji’s story. The Bhopas play a Ravanhattha fiddle with a female singer reciting Pabuji's epic to the public. The Bhopa musical communities live a rural base and function as wandering minstrels traveling from village to village carrying on the Pabuji Ki Phad tradition.
The Thar Desert (also known as The Great Indian Desert), Rajasthan, India