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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Smiling Girls from the Siddi Tribe of Dandeli: A Travel Photo

If you want to see people of African origin in India and living as Indian citizens, you have to meet the Siddi tribes. They are found in two broad pockets, one in and around Sasan Gir in Gujarat and the other in and around Dandeli in North West Karnataka. I have this deep interest in tribes wherein I like to spend time with them, interview them, understand their history, background, culture, customs and more. I met this Siddi tribe last month in a village about 45 minutes from Dandeli.

Young Siddhi Tribal girls at a village near Dandeli, Karnataka
While I was interacting with the chieftain of this village, a retired Indian army soldier, I spotted these two young girls smiling at me before running away. This photo was taken when they were camera shy, but yet smiling. A more detailed story on this tribe is yet to come from my side, but I hope this smiling photo marks the start of an interesting series of stories and pictures from this unique African tribe of India.

Courtesy: I visited this tribe as part of a trip arranged by

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