India: Shiva's Herders by Zack Canepari

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Emman Raika on the path to the Pushkar Camel Fair. Emman is an employee of Bhawerlal Raika, in charge of herding Bhawerlal's 40 camels the 150 km to Pushkar. The Raika are an ancestral caste of camel breeders in Rajasthan. Due to the increased cost of feeding and shelter, more and more Raika are being forced to sell off their camels, often for camel meat, which was once considered taboo.