Tharparkar is an arid area of the Sindh Province. It comprises four administrative units: Deplo, Chahro, Mithi and Nagarparkar.

Tharparkar is a historic place with rich biodiversity. Cattle farming and agriculture are main sources of income for the Thari people. Various Hindu and Muslim communities live here, and their houses are made of clay and dry grass. These simple homes are called Chaunwra.

Thar is a place where water is considered as the most precious commodity. - Text and photographs by Hussain Afzal/Dawn.com

 

 

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Zeeshan Jaffri
Jun 25, 2011 01:36pm
Great Work Afzal Sb. Really refreshing to see our beloved Thar. Thanks
shaukat USA
Jun 25, 2011 07:06pm
Great pictures. Could you please add captions. Beautiful photography. Reminds me of the movie Ramchand Pakistani.
Danish Nawaz
Jun 25, 2011 08:24pm
The angles are somewhat strange, hopefully these simple people were not photographed without their knowledge and permission
Palak Gosht
Jun 25, 2011 11:00pm
Thar is the natural extension to Rajasthan. The division of 1947 is a disgrace.
Syed Zeeshan Ali Sha
Jun 25, 2011 11:34pm
Well done. I belong to Umerkot which serves as a gateway to Tharparkar. Truely amazing beauty...!!
Jai kuamar
Jun 26, 2011 09:58am
Thar is really a beautiful place for visit but now days there will be too hot..
Virendra
Jun 27, 2011 09:30am
There should be captions with each photo describing the photos itself and the depiction. Some body who has never seen such places will have lot of queries about them.
Hotchand
Jun 27, 2011 01:55pm
I belong to Thar. Thanks Dawn for highlighted my native land's beauty.
S.M
Jun 27, 2011 04:56pm
Lets just keep this limited to Thar's beauty please.
Syed Aman
Jun 27, 2011 06:24pm
Lovely pictures. I would love to see more pictures of this magnificent part of Pakistan. Are there any roads, highway systems in this area. What about a master plan for this region? Are there any colleges / universities in the region to service the population?. If you have any links for me to educate about this region please share.