Tharparkar, one of 23 districts that comprise Pakistan’s Sindh Province is the most densely populated desert on earth. Prolonged drought is having a devastating impact on people living in Pakistan's Thar Desert.
Women of the Thar desert spend a tough life, walking outside with pitchers perched on their heads. They used to fetch water by walking 3-4 km. Sometimes they walk even more and keep up the tradition of subsistence farming. This is not all, lack of education and a profound lack of access to healthcare are other big problems in the Thar desert. Thousands of children die due to malnutrition in the Tharparkar desert.
One of my deepest quests is to visit the Thar desert and meet with the women living there. I am sure the life of the Thar desert must be so adventurous for visitors but I want to know more about the life of women in Tharparkar.
PS: the woman in my illustration is wearing an armful of bangles. So, let me explain what it indicates. Their length indicates the marital status of the woman. If the bangles are worn on the arms, that woman is single. When it’s worn all the way to the upper arms that means she’s married.
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