In this ninth archive story by Kristian Bertel, the photographer goes behind the street photo of a woman in Jaipur.
Read the background story of this archive photo by the photographer.
In their absence Rajasthan has made headway, but the state remains very poor. The strenght of tradition here means that women have a particularly tought time in rural areas, where they are often condemned to life of drudgery and subject to elaborate strictures. The photographer took the Indian portrait of the woman in Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.
In their absence Rajasthan has made headway, but the state remains very poor. The strenght of tradition here means that women have a particularly tought time in rural areas, where they are often condemned to life of drudgery and subject to elaborate strictures. The photographer took the Indian portrait of the woman in Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.

An Indian portrait

Rajasthan's largely rural population has grown tiredof its own backward-looking image. jaipur, the dusty pink capital, has rapidly become a fast-paced, modern Indian city, and literacy has made a rapid rise in the region. While the land is invariably harsh and droughts are a constant menace, imigrations are now fixed firmly on the future.

Women working in India
The photographer took the Indian portrait of the woman in Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. Contrary to common perception, a large percentage of women in India work. And in India women have a contribution as workers. However, there are far fewer women than men in the paid workforce. In urban India, women participate in the workforce in impressive numbers. For example, in the software industry thirty percent of the workforce is female. In the workplace women enjoy parity with their male counterparts in terms of wages and roles. In rural India in the agriculture and allied industrial sectors, females account for as much as nearly ninety percent of the labor force. In overall farm production, women's average contribution is estimated at fiftyfive to sixtysix percent of the total labor. According to a report women accounted for ninetyfive percent of total employment in dairy production in India. Women constitute a little over fifty percent of the total employed in forest-based small-scale enterprises.

Rural places in India
The woman is wearing clothes and walks with a barrel where she is transportating things on the head. Something which aslo can be seen in the many rural areas of India. In general, a rural area is a geographic area that is located outside cities and towns. Rural areas are also known as 'countryside' or a 'village' in India. It has a very low density of population. In rural areas, agriculture is the chief source of livelihood along with fishing, cottage industries, pottery and so on. The quest to discover the real rural India still continues in great earnest. Almost every economic agency today has a definition of rural India. Here are a few definitions: According to the Planning Commission, a town with a maximum population of 15,000 is considered rural in nature. In these areas the panchayat takes all the decisions. There are five people in the panchayat. The Indian portrait was portrayed in Jaipur has been popularized with the name of Pink City because of the color of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all the structures. Anyone who has witnessed the city can substantiate the fact that all the buildings of Jaipur are pink in color. The pink color has its own history. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests. The tradition has been sincerely followed by the residents who are now, by law, compelled to maintain the pink color. Pink in color and pink in vibrancy, the city of Jaipur is one of most beautiful and magnetic cities of India. One always falls short of words while describing the bounteous charm that the city captivates the visitor with. The culture, architecture, traditions, art, jewellery and textiles of Jaipur have always charmed the travelers. It is one city that, even after modernisation, still holds to its roots and values. There is something in the atmosphere of Jaipur that brings joy and delight as soon as you set foot in the city. The pink color of the city brings out a romantic charm that captivates every heart.

More archive stories

India is a land full of stories. On every street, on every corner and in the many places in India, life is rushing by you as a photographer with millions of stories to be told. In the archive story above, you hopefully had a readable insight in the story that was behind the Indian portrait of a woman in Jaipur. On this website of Kristian Bertel | Photography you can find numerous travel pictures from the photographer. Stories and moments that tell the travel stories of how the photographer captured the specific scene that you see in the picture. The photographer's images have a story behind them, images that all are taken from around India throughout his photo journeys. The archive stories delve into Kristian's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen, including portraits and landscapes beautifully produced snapshots from various travel assignments. The archive is so-far organized into photo stories, this one included, each brought to life by narrative text and full-color photos. Together, these fascinating stories tell a story about the life in India. India, the motherland to many people around the world, a land of unforgetable travel moments. The archive takes viewers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in the photographer's archive collection. The photographer culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty and everyday life in India. By adding these back stories the photographer's work might immensely enhanced the understanding of the photographs.