In Photos: India’s Young Snake Charmers

  • In Photos: India’s Young Snake Charmers

    Posted by on December 23, 2020 at 9:20 AM

    While growing up in the northern Indian city of Kanpur, photojournalist Arun Sharma was oblivion to the fact that the community of snake charmers resided in multiple villages around 100 km away from him. He discovered the nath, a semi-nomadic tribe in 2016 after a chance meeting with a local journalist in Kanpur. “I found it quite compelling,” Sharma told VICE World News. The same evening, he landed at Jogi Dera village. 

    To his surprise, no one in the village admitted to having any snakes at all. He sensed that due to various wildlife laws and regulations, people in the

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