Indian Army Auxiliary
Kothava Sema (from Assam)
He came down from his far away valleys to enrol in the great indian army. And thus he will continue to serve. For centuries his tribe have been servants, not enslaved, for sure; but its free men, by religious tradition, are forced to do the most humble jobs. They are not the merchants of the Temple, they sweep its floors. Above their villages the high mountain peaks are ranged, lost in the clouds. The wind that comes from the yellow kingdom, which has blown on the desolation of the "Roof of the World", on the most venerable places on earth, comes to them like a blast from eternity. And nevertheless they came to fight or to help others to fight. For the war is holy; the duty of the soldier is sacred and God receives in his Paradise, those who have served bravely in the armies of men.