5th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A tribal birth in India
Six days after Betka Tudu's birth, female relatives and neighbors in the West Bengal village of Purulia gathered to bless him and "to protect him from harm's way," says Dey. Born into the Santhal tribe, Betka "unknowingly drew his distant kin closer than ever."
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||March 27, 2015, 5 p.m.