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The Indian State of Gujurat embodies the extremes of India, boasting one of the fastest growing economies in the country as well as an array of tribal people who continue to live much as they have for generations. The Kutch district and surrounding areas are home to an exceptional number of tribes that co-exist with each other and the modern world in a uniquely harmonious manner. Each borrows what it needs from the more developed world and tribal neighbors while practicing rituals and traditions deeply rooted in their clan's heritage. Gracious to a fault, they delight in displaying their exotic textiles, sharing tea in their homes and quizzing the visitor on the number of children one has back home. The past and present are seamless, creating a classic existence captured in these photos.