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from the Guardian

Hindu Sadhus - in pictures

Mario Gerth travelled across India and Nepal to photograph Sadhus, the Hindu holy men who live their lives away from everyday society, shunning home comforts for a life spent inside caves, forests and temples

A beautifully marked Sadhu. Sadhus are wandering monks who are dedicated to their religion. They are committed to achieving moska, or liberating themselves from the cycle of reincarnation.

Untouchable [Dalit] woman, Vrindavan, India An Untouchable, now called a Harijan, in traditional Indian society, is a person outside the caste system.