Malana is an isolated village at the top of a hill near Parvati valley, located North-East of the Kullu valley of the Himalayan ranges, is famous for its export quality hashish, nationally and internationally known as Malana Cream that contains high amount of oil in it.
Though, the village remained out of the access because of its off terrain location and a belief that prohibited the inhabitants to interact with outsiders. The village lives under the self-governance that traditionally avoid the interference from the Indian government and live by the ancient rules laid by their local deity, Malana is said to be following one of the oldest form of democracy in the world. The language spoken here is called Kanashi, that is referred as Language of the Devils to outsiders, and the language doesn’t bear any resemblance to any other Indian language or dialect.
Cannabis grown freely in large part of the region around Malana, and September-October is the harvest season for cannabis at that time women leave their home and children their schools to help men in the farms to make hashish. About 60% of the 1700 inhabitants in malana are children. Children of the age of six years or more help out in the harvesting and extraction of hash as well.
These Photographs are taken by Harikrishna Katragadda.
Kid Holding The Bird He Caught By Hitting It With Stone.
Cow Walking Into The Snow After Sudden Snow Strom.
Lady Dries The Sheep Skin During The Moment Of Sunshine. Malana Is Basically A Sheep Rearing Community Before The Business Of Cannabis Took over A Decade Ago.
The Small Hands That Helps In Cultivating The Cannabis
Males Arranging The Needs For Getting High!
Marriage in Malana doesn’t have any preist to woe the marriage rituals. Their Tradition Is Simple The Bride’s Groom Visits The Bride’s Home On The Fixed Night For Dinner And Takes The Bride To Their Home.
This Can Be Said As Their Balcony. 😀
The Midnight Of Malana
An Inhabitant Of Malana, Neha Is Getting Ready For School In The Near By Village.
Carry On To See The Different Shades Of Life In Malana..
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