I AM AN APATANI WOMAN

Apatani women are famous for their beauty and simplicity. They are strong and defiant women living in villages in the Eastern Himalaya. They learned from their ancestors how to live in harmony with nature, and are know for their unique methods of sustainable farming without the use of machinery or animals. 

 

They are part of a disappearing tribe with no written record of their history.  For decades, the Apatani women have been subject to discrimination because of their appearance and their choice of beauty. 

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#10-Yasung Radhe

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#20-Manu Khoda

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#18- Mopin Jdulley

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#12- Yami Kuru

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#7-Yai Mubang

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#19- Binnie Nako

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#21- Manu

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#17-Yaba Nudang

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#8-Yania Tasso

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#30 Day break

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#6-Choku Papi

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#26- Tachi Takhe

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#13- Yasung Kuru

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#24- No name

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#16-Yagya Koj

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# 9-Kami Passo

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#11- Yapa Padi

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#5-Kena Hibu

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#28 Rice Fields

UNESCO has proposed the Apatani valley for inclusion as a World Heritage Site for its "extremely high productivity" and "unique" way of preserving the ecology/ 2016, Ziro, North East India

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#4-Pua Hibu

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#33

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#15- Oniya Hage

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#1-Rilung Punyo

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#3-Rinyo Tilling

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#31

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2-Rimi Kago