4 years ago
Jain temple in India.

Jain temple in India.

A kid diving into the sacred tank in Amber, Rajasthan. The ancient Hindu village is surprisingly rich in unvisited marvels, like the Krishna temple, carved in white marble. The deep water tank is indispensable in the arid and semi-desert Indian state of Rajasthan. Since the tank needs to be very deep, stairs are geometrically built-in [and look like an Escher drawing].

A kid diving into the sacred tank in Amber, Rajasthan. The ancient Hindu village is surprisingly rich in unvisited marvels, like the Krishna temple, carved in white marble. The deep water tank is indispensable in the arid and semi-desert Indian state of Rajasthan. Since the tank needs to be very deep, stairs are geometrically built-in [and look like an Escher drawing].

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(via Shankpony)

(via Shankpony)

4 years ago
The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is the autobiographical work of one of India’s most controversial writers — Nirad C. Chaudhuri. He wrote this when he was around fifty and records his life from his birth at 1897 in Kishorganj, a small town in present Bangladesh. The book relates his mental and intellectual development, his life and growth at Calcutta, his observations of Vanishing Landmarks, the connotation of this is dual—changing Indian situation and historical forces that was making exit of British from India an imminent affair. (Editor’s note: The cover stopped me dead in my tracks. I am getting it the next time I pop by the bookstore.)

The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian is the autobiographical work of one of India’s most controversial writers — Nirad C. Chaudhuri. He wrote this when he was around fifty and records his life from his birth at 1897 in Kishorganj, a small town in present Bangladesh. The book relates his mental and intellectual development, his life and growth at Calcutta, his observations of Vanishing Landmarks, the connotation of this is dual—changing Indian situation and historical forces that was making exit of British from India an imminent affair. (Editor’s note: The cover stopped me dead in my tracks. I am getting it the next time I pop by the bookstore.)

4 years ago

My friend Adi did this piece for PRI. He’s now working on a documentary about India’s coconut tree climbers.

4 years ago
Ganga Devi, 1989, detail of a wall painting at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi (via A Journey Round My Skull)

Ganga Devi, 1989, detail of a wall painting at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi (via A Journey Round My Skull)

4 years ago
made you look, two hits.

made you look, two hits.