Enroute Kanha from Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
On the way to Kanha from Bandhavgarh. I met this shepherd boy guarding his sheep (name Suresh). A 9th class student. With the axe on his shoulder he looked like a woodcutter. But cutting wood in the rich sal and teak forests is prohibited. The shepherds keep the axe with them to fend off possible leopards or tigers attacks.