Hunters to Guardians: The Extraordinary Story of Panna’s Pardhis

For nearly five centuries, the nomadic Pardhi community has lived in Panna's forests. Traditionally, they were hired by Maharajas to track big game. Today, the former hunters use the same skills to protect its wildlife.
Film by: Mandakini Malla
Film by: Mandakini Malla

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Mandakini Malla
Mandakini Malla

Mandakini Malla is a director, producer, and cinematographer with over 20 years of industry experience. When not filming, she's stomping through sal forests observing birds and wildflowers.


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