French photojournalist, Yannick Cormier, photographed the Narikuravars nomadic community in southern India between 2010-2014. See a link to the terrific Galli site – under YC – under Blogroll.

Yannick Cormier founded the Trikaya Photos (photojournalism) agency in Chennai, India, in 2007. All text below has been taken from the Galli website /


A young girl displays the day’s catch at settlement in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu /

A young Narikuravar Hunter, 2010 /

A Narikuravar woman, Lawspet, Pondicherry /


Babu and his wife had to flee their clan as their families were against their love marriage /

Narikuravar with a statue of Ganesh, Lawspet, Pondicherry /

The Narikuravar hunt small animals like cats, squirrels, rats, snakes, birds, etc., for food. They are extremely skilled in trapping and capturing animals /

A Narikuravar woman, Red Hills, Chennai, Tamil Nadu /

The survival patterns of the community have changed drastically over decades and hunting is no longer a principal means of living /

Today, one of the main occupations of the Narikuravar is the making and selling of necklaces /

A Narikuravar hunter, Lawspet, Pondicherry /

In a Narikuravar settlement, Red Hills, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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