But most of the Malangs walk from Delhi via Jaipur to Ajmer for the inauguration of the 800 Urus of Holy Saint Khwajah Garib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishty Al Sabri one of the greatest Saints who has followers from diverse faith caste creed.
The Malangs the Rafaees of every sub order owe allegiance to Khwajah Garib Nawaz.
These Malangs stay in the mountains and among them are foreign photographers that walked with them from Delhi to Ajmer.
Baba Wahid is a very good friend and treats me very well, this was the first time I climbed the mountains barefeet to meet him , well hidden away from the spiritual chaos and fair down below.
Dorothea my German friend has done a lot for the Dam Madar Malangs giving them medicines getting them checked up for Tuberculosis as most of the Bawas sm…
Ghoonghat or Ghunghat is a Hindi word which describes a veil or headscarf worn by Indian women to cover their head, and often their face. Generally a pallu (the loose end of a sari) is pulled over the head to act as a ghunghat. A dupatta (long scarf) is sometimes used as a ghungat.
The ghunghat varies in styles due to personal choice and tradition. Most wearers cover only the forehead, ears, and eyes; this allows them to see through the garment whilst being veiled. A popular style is to pull the fabric from the side of the face and hold it there whilst talking to males; this forms a quick barrier between the speakers and is the most convenient form of the ghunghat. In very traditional and rural areas, women use their sari to completely cover the face and neck, concealing their identity to males. There is a small minority of women that use the fabric to cover their whole face, bosom, arms, an…
Muslim Beggars of India., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. he is a famous an iconic celebrity on ajmer streets his popularity you simply cant beat he has no heart no feelings no feet just a mechanism put in by god ticking heartbeat he runs the race of life his fucked fate he could not cheat he is victorious in his parents defeat they have become richer now because of him they have something more to eat fuck everything fuck the heat a single life incomplete
muslim beggars of india god forgot ..a minority among his large fleet
Muslims would find it impossible to do charity without beggars ..Hindus too ..so the beggar population is always on the rise.. it is easy money but you have to work long hours without rest.. some of the beggars are genuine but mostly it is organized mafia backed professional set up..
Agents hire deformed kids women toddlers and it is a flourishing racket with everyone involved ..there is abuse which goes without saying, young girls helpless women at the mercy of relatives who force them to beg..I am not an expert but I shoot beggars to expose this criminal attitude and apathy. The local government does nothing be it Ajmer or any other religious town or city big bucks involved... so you know why they hate photographers who shoot and expose this racket.
Fuck who really shoots beggars , maybe a few foreigners but so called maverick Indian fine art photographer would not shoot beggars …
The Muslim Beggar At Ajmer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. At Ajmer there are a lot of beggars mostly Muslims but with a sprinkling of Hindu ladies too.. And I shot a lot of beggars , all sizes shapes and deformities , I am close to a beggar at Dhai Djinn Ka Jhopda I meet him every year he shares his meals made by his wife with me.He is a a professional beggar with badly deformed legs he has a mobile phone ..he lives in Ajmer but is originally from Kolkatta.
I could have shot a lot of beggars but I am barefeet and the burning ground makes it very difficult to wander around.
Dam Madar Malangs of Ajmer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. This is the Char Yar Cemetery and graveyard the resting place of the Dam Madar Malangs of Ajmer dread heads with long flowing hair , lost moments fleeting time ensnared ..the dead wake watched and stared pages once they too had read and shared ..
Crumbling walls of time magically repaired fighting evil demonic despair ..black garbs they wear Peersaab Ali Masoomi and Syed Rafiq a very unique pair..dam madar beda par the Malangs of Ajmer
Dam Madar Malangs of Ajmer, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Most of the time I would come early in the mornings and sit with..Peer Sayed Masoom Ali Shah Baba Malang Madari Asqanhe never preached or lectured , he talked common sense and ordinary moments in the life of man.
As we talked his Murids or devotees came touched his feet kissed his hand and I shot a few of them..
Somof his devotees would kiss my hand too out of respect and I felt a bit embarrassed I am a one year old Malang Murid of Peersaab.
I have a good equation with the Rafaees I met Hassan Ganda Rafaee half his robust size , with his kids I gave them money.
I met the hijra bawas but no Sada Suhagins , men who dress as women married to a higher divinity and these are married men who just wear women clothes as part of their holistic spirituality.
I was in Ajmer for a few days and I shot the surroundings ,,,
And I made the most of my time in Ajmer .. I shot a lady with two faces and this was the most disturbin…