Camel breeders like the Raikas from the Indian state of Rajasthan are facing the extinction of their identity and ancestral ways – traditions that go back many generations. These families must either adapt to the modern era or die. Will they survive the arrival of the “New India” on their desert shores? It’s becoming increasingly difficult to raise camels. The grazing lands are disappearing. The orans that used to be a haven for animals and birds, with lands for grazing and water sources, have been appropriated by companies setting up solar power plants. The ancestral home of the Raikas and their camels is the vast and beautiful desert, that biodiverse habitat, where mirages of Hindu gods flicker in the heat and the sounds of songs dance with the whistling wind on clear nights, where there is a vibrant spiritual sense of the divide between above and below, and the legend says that the Raikas are the flesh and sweat of Shiva the god. This world is being literally carved apart for the construction of solar power plants to save not just India, but the world. The Raikas and the Sun contrasts humanity’s need for renewable energies in the fight for survival with the extinction of minority groups, their traditions and their cultural heritage.