Hire Benekal – India’s Megalithic Metropolis

1975...a small village of Lanjia Saoras in highlands of South Odisha! Ononti, a young woman Shaman starts to sing in parallel couplet in archaic Saora language, repeating each line but changing one word at a time to enrich the meaning!! Argalgalsi yuyunji                      bolongsi goden Argalgalsi yuyunji                      banardub goden.... She is calling the female shamans who … Continue reading Hire Benekal – India’s Megalithic Metropolis

Lala Deen Dayal – Doyen of Indian Photography

  “…it is nearly impossible to peruse history books on late 19th century India and not come across a Dayal photograph being used as an illustration.” - Deborah Hutton and Deepali Dewan Photographs are not merely experiences captured but they also serve as an evidence to contemplate upon the past left behind.   Interior of … Continue reading Lala Deen Dayal – Doyen of Indian Photography