Woman roasts maize in Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh, India. - Stock Image

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Tawang, India - September 15, 2011: a woman from the Monpa tribe roast maize on a wooden fire in the open air in her back yard with traditional dry stone walls in the ancient Dirang walled village in western Arunachal Pradesh, north east India. Once roasted the maize with be mortared into a tasty snack.
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Monpa is the largest tribe in western Arunachal Pradesh, a mountainous region in north east India. The dominant religion here is Buddhism and in some tribes and villages there is also a mixture of animism. Maize is grown on the mountain slopes and is the staple diet.
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