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Inside an Apatani house  
   

Inside an Apatani house

Kindling and grains dry in the platform above the central hearth...the family sleeps around the fire too..
Central Arunachal Pradesh

May 15th 2008
While the north-west corner of Arunachal is very Tibetan, the centre is populated by several different (though related) and colourful tribes who generally live in hillside villages, and practice a mix of padi-rice and shifting (jhumm) cultivation. Houses are generally made from local bamboo/timber, and thatched with palm leaves or straw. We had arranged for a 10day extension to be added to our or ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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