Monday, Nov 19, 2018 | Last Update : 08:35 AM IST

In Photos: Travelling with the lost nomads of Kashmir

AP

Published : May 18, 2018, 2:33 pm IST
Updated : Jul 18, 2018, 4:15 pm IST
For generations, the Muslim Bakarwals have traveled between summer pastures in the Himalayas and winter grazing grounds in the lowland plains, herding their goats, sheep and horses. (Photos: AP)
For generations, the Muslim Bakarwals have traveled between summer pastures in the Himalayas and winter grazing grounds in the lowland plains, herding their goats, sheep and horses. (Photos: AP)
A Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal boy leads the heard of sheep and goats near Dubgan, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Srinagar.
A Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal boy leads the heard of sheep and goats near Dubgan, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Srinagar.
Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal men keep an eye on the heard of sheep and goats as they take shelter under a tree as it drizzles near Dubgan.
Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal men keep an eye on the heard of sheep and goats as they take shelter under a tree as it drizzles near Dubgan.
Mohammad Aslam Khan, a Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal cuts goat meat for a wedding feast at a camp.
Mohammad Aslam Khan, a Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal cuts goat meat for a wedding feast at a camp.
Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal men hold ropes tied to a horses as they castrate it using a traditional method that involves using hot iron rods at a camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.
 Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal men hold ropes tied to a horses as they castrate it using a traditional method that involves using hot iron rods at a camp on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Nasreen Bano, a Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal woman poses for pictures along with her new born baby girl inside her tent at a temporary camp in Dubgan.
Nasreen Bano, a Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal woman poses for pictures along with her new born baby girl inside her tent at a temporary camp in Dubgan.
Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal woman decorates a blanket made from goat hair outside her tent in Newa, 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of Srinagar.
Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal woman decorates a blanket made from goat hair outside her tent in Newa, 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of Srinagar.
Kashmiri Bakarwal nomads listen to a sermon delivered by a cleric during a marriage ceremony at a camp .
Kashmiri Bakarwal nomads listen to a sermon delivered by a cleric during a marriage ceremony at a camp .
Relatives of Naseem Akhtar, a Kashmiri Bakrwal bride pray as she leaves her parents tent during a wedding ceremony.
Relatives of Naseem Akhtar, a Kashmiri Bakrwal bride pray as she leaves her parents tent during a wedding ceremony.
Mushtaq Khan, a Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal groom poses for picture inside a tent at a camp. After centuries of traversing the Himalayas, life is changing for Indian-controlled Kashmir’s Bakarwal nomads, who have seen cities close in on their grazing lands, hostility from locals if they build permanent homes and, this year, a horrific gang-rape and murder of a child, a crime committed to drive them away.
Mushtaq Khan, a Kashmiri nomadic Bakarwal groom poses for picture inside a tent at a camp. After centuries of traversing the Himalayas, life is changing for Indian-controlled Kashmir’s Bakarwal nomads, who have seen cities close in on their grazing lands, hostility from locals if they build permanent homes and, this year, a horrific gang-rape and murder of a child, a crime committed to drive them away.

Tags: Kashmir, travel, nomad, Tribe, Bakarwal, Bakarwal tribe, nomadic life, photos, gallery