Travel | Tribes | VOL. 8, ISSUE 47, March-April 2008 |

The Tharu of Don

Phulvati shyly extended a small intricately woven basket full of semi puffed rice, anandi, urging me to eat more. It was a splendid meal - replete with fresh sugarcane juice, thick curd and a dash of garlic-amla-chilli paste that was so exquisite that I couldn’t stop myself from asking for several helpings. Washing my fingers near the motif laden door I marvelled at the ingenuity of the Tharu people living within the deep jungles of the alleged Mao-infested Valmiki Tiger...

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