17/03 - 08/05 2008
Village Life in Bihar during "Holi", the Festival of Colours, with the Family of a Rickshaw Driver from Varanasi.
Rupesh, Mina, Rum-Jum, Diamond and Bikas
The extended family during the Festival of Holi
Note the Hijra or eunuch in the pink robe.
Recognised as the "3rd gender" in India, they bring good luck to ceremonies and festivals,
provided you make a small donation to them.
Sleeping on the roof, as the house only has one bedroom....
Famous headless sheep of Ramnagar
Rum-Jum and her cousin
Rupesh, Rum-Jum and Bikas
Water for several houses is provided by a hand pump.
The private court yard in Diamond's house
Diamond playing "Holi"
Coming home from a shopping expidition