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People of the Indo-Gangetic Plain, India  

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Beggar siblings
Bhopal train station, MP

Sadhus at Kumbh Mela 2013
Prayag, UP

Ash smeared ascetics
Prayag, UP

Priest contemplating a call
Bhojpur, MP


Fisherman casting his net
Bhojpur, MP


Blind man singing
Bhojpur, MP


Naga sadhu, Kumbh Mela 2013
Prayag, UP

Roadside flautist
Orchha, MP


Returning after a river dip
Prayag
, UP

Largest gathering of humans
Prayag, UP

Alakhiya order of sadhus
Prayag
, UP

Damru playing ascetic
Prayag, UP


Scuffling boys
Jama Masjid, Delhi

Outside the Jama Masjid mosque

Painted sadhu with trident
Prayag
, UP


Kumbh sadhu
Prayag, UP

A sadhu at the 2001 Kumbh Mela

Chums
Gurgaon, Haryana


Siblings
Calcutta, WB


Dancing to dhak beats
Calcutta, WB


Painted faces
Calcutta, WB


Guava Seller
Calcutta, WB


Hallucinating sadhus
Ayodhya, UP


Boatman
Ayodhya, UP


Whistling man?
Ayodhya, UP


Visitors with temple priest
Ayodhya, UP

Animal trader
Uttar Pradesh

Truckin' Naga
Allahabad
, UP

Baba standing for years
Prayag, UP

Chili and spice stall
Uttar Pradesh

Two boys
Allahabad
, UP

Stolen evening
Tughlaqabad fort, Delhi

Local couple

Sardarji
Gurdwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi

Naga sadhu, Kumbh Mela 2001
Prayag, UP

A naga sadhu at the Maha Kumbh Mela, 2001

Men in the kitchen
Amritsar, Punjab

Signing up for amrit-pan
Amritsar, Punjab

Sikh elders
Amritsar, Punjab

Handicapped man
Amritsar, Punjab

Man on railway platform
Patna, Bihar

Old widow begging
Bishnupur, WB

Smoking a chillum
Prayag
, UP

Kumbh mela girls
Prayag, UP

Attendant on duty
Amritsar, Punjab

Doting mother with kids
Amritsar, Punjab

Two women
Amritsar, Punjab

"Oye, puttar!"
Amritsar, Punjab


Bathing and ritual
Varanasi, UP


Applying caste marks
Varanasi, UP


Puja
Varanasi, UP


Security at Vishwanath temple
Varanasi, UP


Begging widow, Belur Math
Calcutta, WB


Directing traffic
Calcutta, WB


Public mouthwash
Calcutta, WB


Squatting Girl
Calcutta, WB


Granny
Ayodhya, UP


Old man by the river
Varanasi, UP


Boatful of sadhus
Varanasi, UP


Vegetable seller
Varanasi, UP

Lost in prayer
Amritsar, Punjab

Loaded with shiny stuff
Amritsar, Punjab

What's she reading?
Amritsar, Punjab

Nihang Sikhs
Anandpur Sahib, Punjab


Unhappy looking monk
Shravasti, UP


Visiting monk
Shravasti, UP


Sri Lankan monks
Shravasti, UP


Two men talking
Orchha, MP


Harishchandra ghat
Varanasi, UP

This is a small burning ghat south of the main burning ghat known as Manikarnika

Burning ghat
Varanasi, UP


Burning ghat
Varanasi, UP


Funeral pyres
Varanasi, UP


Roadside eatery
Calcutta, WB


Open air bathing
Calcutta, WB


Pavement dweller
Calcutta, WB


Post-monsoon wedding priest
Calcutta, WB


Cops at the train station
Patna, Bihar


Couple
Rajgir, Bihar


Footprint of Vishnu?
Gaya, Bihar


Example of illegal load
Allahabad, UP

House full

Nihang Sikh
Amritsar, Punjab

Visitor from the provinces
Amritsar, Punjab

Guard on duty
Amritsar, Punjab

Father and son
Amritsar, Punjab


Begging old widow
Calcutta, WB


Bearing of a sage
Kolkata, WB


Sindoor khela
Kolkata, WB

Durga Puja festival

Shoot the intruder!
Kolkata, WB


Bathing and ritual
Varanasi, UP


Bathing and ritual
Varanasi, UP


Bathing and ritual
Varanasi, UP


Bathing and ritual
Varanasi, UP


Mother and son
Patiala, Punjab


Punjabi bride
Patiala, Punjab


Nihang Sikh
Patiala, Punjab


Devout young man
Anandpur Sahib, Punjab


Street dweller
Calcutta, WB


Rickshaw ride
Calcutta, WB


Rickshaw driver
Calcutta, WB


A wedding household
Calcutta, WB


Rural Bihari boy
Gaya, Bihar


Indian Buddhist monk
Bodh Gaya, Bihar


One for the family album
Bodh Gaya, Bihar


Face of malnourishment
Bodh Gaya, Bihar

 

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