A Displaced Pendulum and Cultural Views on Equilibrium: An Investigation of Ancient Faith in the Sacred Sands of Rajasthan

Misha Masek


Exploring India’s sacred dunes reveals a vibrant culture that has flourished since the Stone Age. Nomadic tribes possessing an ancient alliance with nature once gathered to trade an astonishing 50,000 camels, while painted Sadhu converged to bathe in the holy waters of the Pushkar Ghats. The region’s most prominent camel herders believed that the Hindu god Shiva gave them the responsibility to rear camels. Their relationship was considered sacred, but the tides have since changed.

Curated by Paul Boehmer