A Gujjar woman from Chatpal, Kashmir, India
We met her on a day trek through the forest near Chatpal. We had stepped out without any food and were extremely hungry when we spotted their hut among a huge herd of sheep. She was unwell that day. She and her husband were heading out to the nearest medical center, 10km away. The entire journey both ways would be on foot. She gave us a hot cup of the traditional namkeen chai (salted tea) and apologised for not being able to offer anything more because of their rush!
ChatpalGujjarKashmirwomen from the Himalayas
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