Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nandapur Tribal Market

The following day, we rode over to the Nandapur Tribal Market, frequented by the Paraja, Mali and Dom tribes. It takes place every Wednesday, near Nandapur village. Here is a bit of the landscape on the way there...
In the market, we came across this chap selling dried tobacco leaves...

Here, he holds up a bundle of leaves, which goes into the making of a tribal cigar.
Here, he demonstrates how a tribal cigar is rolled...
Here is Blandine trying out the cigar ... (No, she doesn't smoke!)
Blandine quite liked it, even though this was probably the second time in her life she'd pulled on a ciggy.
Then we came across this nice old lady selling country beer, made from the Mahua flower...
This is how the tribals drink Mahua: They scoop it out of a bucket into this pipe-spoon fashioned out of a dried gourd, with the top and stem  cut open.
Here is a chap demonstrating how to drink Mahua...
Here I am, giving it a try...
Messy, but nice. But still, I prefer UB Export Beer, Any Day.
Here is a lady selling dried fish...
Some of the buyers...

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