The nomadic lives of the Drokpa
in Tibet’s grasslands.
by Ritayan MukherjeeJul 05, 2017
Tibet’s nomadic mountain people known as
Ndrogba or Drokpa occupy the higher reaches of the pleateau, living at heights
beyond 14,000 feet. They are found in all three traditional regions of Tibet:
Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang. They have an estimated population of 2 million and live
in tents made of yak wool and move two to three times a year, following the
seasons. Most are now only semi-nomadic. Their centuries-old way of life is
under threat from China’s “resettlement” policy under whi
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is a Kolkata-based photographer working on a long-term project to document the lives of nomadic communities on the Tibetan plateau
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