A community that emerged in the 15th century, the Bishnoi are prevalent mainly in western Rajasthan. Amongst their tenets is protection of the environment. Going green, conservation, and sustainability have become buzz words in recent times, but for the Bishnoi these are ingrained, cherished values, and not a sudden course correction brought about by realization of looming climate catastrophes. In a sense, the Bishnoi are one of the first eco warriors of our planet. Blackbuck and chinkara forage fearlessly on their lands, and some Bishnoi are known to have even sacrificed their lives to prevent tree felling. We’ll visit Bishnoi settlements and learn more about the life of a people very relevant in today’s ecologically challenged world.