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Kuldhara, An Abandoned Ghost Town in India

It was a full moon night with a crystal sky full of glittering stars in the early 19th century. The hot summer breeze offered little respite for the 1,500 odd men, women and children who had gathered at the central village of Kuldhara in the heart of the Thar desert in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, assembling meticulously through the evening from the cluster of 84 surrounding villages.