Posts Tagged ‘The Idea Of India Project’
Idea Of India Project Update: With The Passing Of The Monsoon A Return To Maharashtra

I am now in the final few weeks of this stage of the The Idea Of India project and focusing on key sites and stories from the state of Maharashtra.

Continuing The Search For The Female Sufi Saints And Finding The Business Of The Blessing
Continuing The Search For The Female Sufi Saints And Finding The Business Of The Blessing

The evidence of new money from the Gulf is vividly evident at the shrine of the female warrior saind Beema Biwi. It is evident in the large, ostentatious and garishly pink structure that now surrounds what was once a small shrine.

The Salvation Of The Lunatic
The Salvation Of The Lunatic

His clairvoyance resulted in his being consigned to a lunatic asylum where he languished for nearly sixteen years. The news of his miracles however spread far and wide and the king Raghoji Rao, a devote Hindu who also become a devotee, finally ordered his release. Today his shrine on the outskirts of the town of […]

The Monsoon Washes Me To Maharashtra’s Eastern Horizons
The Monsoon Washes Me To Maharashtra's Eastern Horizons

The monsoon came with the shock of a slap, the walls of rain ensuring that I was left staring out of my hotel window for nearly three days straight. And though beautiful, and reminiscent of the joys of childhood, the monsoon rains for a photographer are nothing but a dead stop. With life in the […]