Story of the #Land..“ #People #love #stories. They need stories.”- Caroline Leavitt. A #frame I made in #LRK at #twilight with the #Salt bed and the #dry baked land
The #beautiful #desert of LRK has its own beauty , and #story too.. so I share with you , if you have the #patience to read on..“#Centuries ago, the #Rann of #Kutch was part of the #sea until an #earthquake turned the #exposed #seabed into a sprawling desert.... A long story shot ; )Today, it is a vast expanse of arid land, devoid of habitation, stretching out to the Arabian Sea, which is just 10 kms away.
During the monsoon months, the Rann of Kutch is submerged in sea water. As the sea water finally begins to recede in October, the Agariyas move in and begin the elaborate process of salt farming.Braving the extreme temperature of the barren desert, the community lives for six to seven months in makeshift shacks beside its salt pans.
After the harvest, the families pack up their equipment and haul them back to the village settlements encircling the Rann. The monsoons come and wash their salt fields away, turning the desert into a sea. Four months later, the Agariyas come back and start all over.”