DAILY PHOTO: The Blue City

Taken on November 29, 2015 from Mehrangarh Fort

Taken on November 29, 2015 from Mehrangarh Fort

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Jodhpur is called “the blue city” for reasons that should be apparent from the photos above. Historically, this blue was associated with the households of Brahmin. Brahmin were the priestly caste, the highest of the four castes. Of course, the caste system was outlawed decades ago (not that its long tail doesn’t remain), and so now many of these blue houses are occupied by households that aren’t Brahmin.