The Rabari are a community of pastoral nomads who have for centuries followed traditional migration routes across western India (Rajasthan and Gujarat) and large swaths of land that today lie in Pakistan.
As nomads, they have forever battled odds ranging from weather and wild animals to dacoits and cattle rustlers. Today, though, they face an adversary they know they cannot stop: change.
Unlike many other such communities though, the rabari have been open to change, and have over time adopted newer ways to continue being what they are: wanderers. This includes transporting their livestock to pasture using trucks, and settling down.
With education a priority for the youth, the community waits at the threshold of joining the mainstream. This series is a study of their traditional, and fast disappearing, way of life.