Digging Deep

THE BHOVI have long been shapers of Bengaluru’s landscape, digging into the once arid Deccan Plateau to create one of India’s largest hydraulic civilisations. They were the first to dig the iconic lakes of Bangalore connected with a network of intricate waterways. But today, it is their centuries-old practice of well digging that is bringing them back into view. 

(Isabella Porras, Jamie Camilleri and Josh Pulford / Bangalore, India).

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