Janaki Lenin

Janaki Lenin

janaki@gmail.com

Features writer, columnist, and journalist. Wilderness, travel, people, wildlife, people-wildlife interactions.

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The shifting sands of camel herders

In 18 years, Rajasthan’s camel population has dropped from seven lakh to two lakh. The people most impacted are the Raika, traditional camel rearers, who fight government apathy, a poor market for camels, and loss of grazing rights. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY JANAKI LENIN TITLE PAGE ILLUSTRATION BY KARTHIKEYAN R...