Photo Feature: Rural India

India is a vast country. In this country, there are hundreds of thousands of villages.

Although I live in a city, I am basically from a village. Here I am sharing some photographs which I took in some villages of Maharashtra, a state of India.

Indian Bulls

Indian farmers traditionally use bulls for farming related work. The bulls are used for carrying Bullock Carts and to pull ploughs. Generally a medium class farmer in India has a couple of bulls. Rich farmers use tractors instead of bulls.

A couple of Bulls in a family of a farmer.
A couple of Bulls in a family of a farmer. | Source
Bulls and cows eating grass.
Bulls and cows eating grass. | Source

Simala Mirch Farm

India is basically a country of farmers. Every village is surrounded by farms. Here is a farm of vegetable Simala Mirch. This vegetable is giving an opportunity to make big money to the farmers.

A farm of Simla Mirch, a vegetable.
A farm of Simla Mirch, a vegetable. | Source

A Typical Farmer of South Maharshtra

Farmers of South Maharashtra are dark skinned, healthy, educated and happy. This is a close up photograph of a farmer from this region.

A typical farmer of South Maharashtra
A typical farmer of South Maharashtra | Source

A Haystack

This is a photograph of a haystack. Dry grass is one of the animal food in India. In this haystack, the dry grass is stored on an elevated position, to preserve it from animals and ground water.

A haystack
A haystack | Source

Road Construction

A construction work of a road is going on in a village.

Road Construction
Road Construction | Source
Road Construction
Road Construction | Source

A street in a Village

A scene of a small street in a village.

A street in a village
A street in a village | Source

Solar Lamp

Many villages in India now are using solar lamps. The lamps are generally installed by local body members using the funds given to them by state Government.

Solar Lamp
Solar Lamp | Source

Satellite T.V. in Slum

Satellite Television is a must thing in India even for them who live in slums and tents. This photograph was taken in a village of district of Pune. The tent belong to the labors working on construction of a canal.

Satellite TV in Slum
Satellite TV in Slum | Source

A River in India

A large number of villages in India are situated on the banks of rivers. This is river Warana, a small river in South Maharashtra.

A small river in India
A small river in India | Source

Elephant and a Guy

Elephant is a popular and holy animal in India. A guy is offering some food to an elephant.

Elephant and a guy
Elephant and a guy | Source

Nandi Bail

This special type of bull known as Nandibail, is another holy animal in India. This bull is not used for farming purpose. A tribe of fortune tellers, who wander villages in vast area, use this bull for telling fortune.

A Nandi Bull
A Nandi Bull | Source

Guys sitting on a horse

In a religious procession, two guys are going on a horse.

Two Village Guys
Two Village Guys | Source

Dargah

Almost all the villages in India have a Dargah. Although Dargah belongs to Muslims, followers of other religions also visit Dargahs on special occasions.

Dargah at village Samdoli
Dargah at village Samdoli | Source

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sunilkunnoth2012 2 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

It is an interesting hub and your efforts are commendable. You are trying to present the diverse nature of our nation through some of the photos you took from your rural area. Actually it is an area everyone ignores but actually it is of interest to many readers. Thank you for sharing.


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Express10 3 years ago from East Coast

Thank you for sharing details and great photos of life in India. It's nice to know solar power is getting more popular. The satellite t.v. dish next to the tents made me do a double take but when I think about it, it's common here in America as well, no matter what the person's means.


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tanveerbadyari 3 years ago

thanks for this amazing hub and the pictures of rural India, i love traveling in rural India, it is the real India.


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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

indeed it depicts the true colors of India. Villages are the life here. agriculture which is a major source of revenue is also depicted by the photos. the best for me was Nandi Bull, regarded as vehicle of Lord Shiva. The hub through pictures clearly depicts the economic and religious aspects of rural life. i enjoyed it

voted up and sharing


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks Rahul for the appreciation.....


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OldWitchcraft 4 years ago from The Atmosphere

Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures and informative descriptions - it is wonderfully educational for me. I grew up on a farm in the midwest of the U.S., so I am always interested in how agriculture is done in other places. India is so beautiful!

The cattle look very different from those here in the U.S. or Mexico (my husband's parents are farmers in Mexico, incidentally).

I am going to do more research on the Nandi Bail, what a gorgeous animal. He looks more like a work of art than a living creature.

I am so grateful for articles like these that people write here on HubPages. Thank you!

A vote up and accolades!

Incidentally, I have my white elephant sitting right by the computer and I am wearing a similar article in gold. I love the elephant.


WhydThatHappen 4 years ago

How many farmers live in a typical farming village? Do the farmers all own their own farms? Where do they market their crops? - I want to go to India now


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

A very picturesque hub Sir! Love the descriptions along with the pictures...


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks...


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mandypoole 4 years ago from UK

Very interesting, great hub.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks Christy..


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Great photos of your local area, thank-you for introducing us to the region!


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

sandrabusby,

Thank you for the appreciation of the photographs.


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

What amazing photographs. The photographer in me especially appreciate this part of your hub. Thanks for SHARING.


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jonnycomelately 4 years ago from Tasmania

Beautiful, of course, and I agree.... the rural life of India has to be experienced to be really appreciated.

The sounds; the smells; the atmosphere; the slower pace of life..... these all add to the experience, yet ! there is always that intangible, inexplicable quality, which only comes, I think, from the centuries of culture built on culture.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

pandula77,

Thanks for your comments.


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pandula77 4 years ago from Norway

It's a magnificent hub! Very informative and the pictures explains the Indian flavor in great detail. Thanks for sharing!


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks naimishika


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks dinkan53 for expressing your views and sharing the Hub with your followers.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks Vinaya for expressing your views.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks you always exploring for the comments.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your country is interesting. The pictures are beautiful. Thank you..


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naimishika 4 years ago from India

you did it very well. I am also interested and taking rural photos a lot. I have a blog www.my-mobile-photography.blogspot.in for my mobile photography


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

I love villages and you succeeded in making a hub that shows the real village life. Enjoyed the photos, thanks. Rated as interesting. Shared with my followers.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks thumbi for the comment.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I have lived in India for a while. rural India is just like rural Nepal.

Loved your pictures and descriptions.


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thumbi7 4 years ago from India

I love the hub.

You have painted the real picture

Thanks for sharing


amar janagouda 4 years ago

sir aap likhte rahiye,,,,,, aap ka thoughts and literature really truth oriented..... god bless u


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Lita C. Malicdem,

Thanks for watching the photos and commenting on the Hub.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Lita C. Malicdem,

Thanks for watching the photos and commenting on the Hub.


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Lita C. Malicdem 4 years ago from Philippines

With these photos that capture actual rural life in India, there is no denying the fact that urban life in India is one that is progressive and beautiful. I love the solar lamps.


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Riverfish24,

Your observation is correct. Thank you for sharing your views.


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Riverfish24 4 years ago from United States

Nice! Although India ia country of sharp contrasts and somehow the rest of the world only sees the downside of that contrast and that is the general view I believe. On the other end is such fast paced city life like in Delhi, Bombay & Bangalore and the facilities, exposure as well as standard of life is so high, albeit accessibly only to a small percentage of the vast population. Seeing a cow sharing the same road space as a Mercedes Benz would be how India is actually. :)


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

Thanks


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yoginijoy 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

I love the photographs! What contrasts you highlight with the satellite TV and poverty! It is really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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