Tharu Girls

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This awesome postcard from Nepal, my first one from there, comes from Vanessa. It took 3 months for the card to arrive, but it was totally worth the wait, since I really love it! Thank you, Vanessa! 😀

The Tharu people are an ethnic group indigenous to the Terai, the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal and India. The Tharus are recognized as an official nationality by the Government of Nepal. The Tharu people themselves say that they are a people of the forest. In Chitwan, they have lived in the forests for hundreds of years practicing a short fallow shifting cultivation. They planted rice, mustard, corn and lentils, but also collected forest products such as wild fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants and materials to build their houses; hunted deer, rabbit and wild boar, and went fishing in the rivers and oxbow lakes. The spiritual beliefs and moral values of the Tharu people are closely linked to the natural environment. The pantheon of their gods exhibits a large number of deities that live in the forest.

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One thought on “Tharu Girls

  1. Jaii I still cannot believe it took so long for it to get to you! But great you like it 🙂 I actually visited Chitwan. There is a nice national park where we could elephant ride. That was awesome ♥ (freaking hot though ^^)

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