Occasionally, nomads — those most fleeting of human subjects and least sedentary inhabitants of our planet—were caught on a postcard.
Paharis refers to the indigenous hill people who lived around Shimla and populated a large area in the lower Himalayas.
[Original caption] Baland Khels. This tribe inhabits the North-West frontier of India, close to the native state of Afghanistan, the boundary between their provinces and the Indian states being the River Kurram.
Bhils are a name for ancient tribes across a wide swathe of India, including Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan as well as in parts of far-eastern India. Although Hobson-Jobson claimed that "no distinct Bhil language survives" (p.
[Original caption] The Afridis are an Afghan or Pathan people, numbering about 300,000 inhabiting the mountaneous region south of the Hindu-Kush. They consist of a number of separate clans, often at feud with each other.