The Shepherd - Krish
The dhangers were nomads who traveled around with their herd of goats, and maintained a close relationship with the Goan Konkani peasants. After the end of the 'rabbi' season, which is the farming period practiced during the monsoons, the dhangers would bring their animals to the cultivated lands, and the peasants would welcome them. As the dhangers' herds grazed in these freshly harvested fields, they also fertilized the soil, with their manure. In this way, the fields were ready for the next farming period (or 'karif' season) so the dhangers and Konkani peasants lived in a sort of symbiotic relationship.
The shepherd Krish takes the herd out for grazing along the hillside, is seen taking rest.
The load bearers weren't always animals in Goa - like oxen. People, labourers and the like, carried baskets laden with goods from one village to the next. This journey on foot often took a day or more. These laterite posts called "Dovornem", like milestones, dotted the paths at regular intervals, placed sufficiently close, enabled the weary traveller to unload his burden, rest and then proceed. The ingenious height and width necessitated no bending or lifting even.