Girl Power in the Land of the Maharajas

Somewhere along the barren two-lane “highway” between Udaipur and the Adivasi Valley in northwest India, my driver, Shyam Vir Singh Nager, and I searched for a lunch spot.

We were in Rajasthan, one of India’s poorest but most culturally rich states. This land of former maharajahs is a sand-spun desert world of cliff-top castles, painted towns and exotic cultures that collide near the Pakistan border.