Ram Ram ! Welcome among the Saharia !


Many thanks to Ekta Parishad : we are much obliged to Rajagopal P.V. its chairman, to Ran Singh Parmar its national convener, as well as to their staff in Gwalior and Bhopal for their help in preparing this mission. Our sincere appreciation also goes to Kuldeep Tiwari (Babloo), to Harendra Nalamda (Sharma) and to the activists of the Chambal Valley who have guided us throughout this journey.

The collected photos are stored at the Media Center for Development Communication of Ekta Parishad.

We are the authors of all pictures and texts posted on this site.

Neva & Jacky Gotthilf

Visual artists


Where electricity poles have no wires, where roads have never seen asphalt, at the edge of jungles more or less dense are located the Saharia villages of the Chambal Valley, in the north-western corner of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.