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12-3-2000 oochappan

Old Fisherman

South-India, Tamil nadu, Mamallapuram

Mahabalipuram was a flourishing port town of the Pallava rulers of south India. In ancient times,
as now, fishermen were of quite low Sudra caste. Although the Indian law prescribe monogamie some
fishermen are secretly married twice as an old practical tradition: when a fisherman died at sea
the widow was sheltered by the man of her married sister as widows are not marriageable anymore.
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Guest 25-Dec-2004 14:51
Nice mood portrait
Danny Brison04-Apr-2004 22:34
Schitterend portret. Blijkbaar ook in de ban van een formidabel land en heel mooie mensen. Prettig om schoonheid te maken en te delen.
Danny.