Shepherd from Chatpal, Kashmir, India
Bakarwal is what shepherds are called locally in Kashmir. Chatpal is a beautiful little village nestled in the a valley surrounded by the Himalayas on all sides. Its a heaven for grazing of the cattle and the sheep flock.
We met in the evening. He was returning from his daily routine of taking his flock out to graze. He was waiting for one little calf to return from the mountains.
They way he spoke of his flock, it almost felt like they were people, not sheep!
Read more of the life in Kashmir at People of the valley: Kashmir.
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