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Bhuwani’s wedding: Nepali refugees celebrate in East Charlotte

Posted on 28 Dec 2012 by Kevin Beaty

In the early 90s, ethnically Nepali families living in Bhutan were violently ousted from their homes. This community spent two decades living in refugee camps in Nepal before a UN initiative began resettling them around the world. East Charlotte is home to a contingent of these Nepali people who have begun to thrive in their new setting.

Bhuwani was married in December, 2012. This photoessay covers his wedding day and is a focused look into his community. A Hindu ceremony, the newlywed couple sit and take tika — colored adornment on the forehead — all day as friends and relatives filter in and out of the house.

Stay tuned for more work surrounding this culture. See more photos & video at kevinjbeaty.com.

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