• 1. A woman lugging a water container from the tank of the temple of Kapaleeshwara in Chennai (Madras)1. A woman lugging a water container from the tank of the temple of Kapaleeshwara in Chennai (Madras)
  • 2. The great golden limestone temple of Kailashanatha in Kanchipuram, dedicated to Shiva, 7th century2. The great golden limestone temple of Kailashanatha in Kanchipuram, dedicated to Shiva, 7th century
  • 3. An Indian brown crow, perched on fishing skif, harangues beachcombers along the Bay of Bengal at Mamalipuram3. An Indian brown crow, perched on fishing skif, harangues beachcombers along the Bay of Bengal at Mamalipuram
  • 4. The Char Minar, the triumphal gate with four minarets, marks the heart of very Moslem Hyderabad4. The Char Minar, the triumphal gate with four minarets, marks the heart of very Moslem Hyderabad
  • 5. Pedicabs are a good way of getting around in Hyderabad5. Pedicabs are a good way of getting around in Hyderabad
  • 6. Banjara women sitting in the shade of their village, in the vicinity of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh6. Banjara women sitting in the shade of their village, in the vicinity of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • 7. Marigolds are used profusely for religious observances.  Being picked near Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh7. Marigolds are used profusely for religious observances. Being picked near Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh
  • 8. At Dussehra, even three-wheelers are blessed by a Brahmin priest.8. At Dussehra, even three-wheelers are blessed by a Brahmin priest.
  • 9. In Srirangapatnam’s mosque Wellsley, future Duke of Wellington, had Tippu Sultan buried besides his father, Haidar Aly.9. In Srirangapatnam’s mosque Wellsley, future Duke of Wellington, had Tippu Sultan buried besides his father, Haidar Aly.
  • 10. Guests pour milk over the joined hands of newlyweds, Bangalore, Karnataka10. Guests pour milk over the joined hands of newlyweds, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 11. Nearly a million crowd into Mysore’s Chamundi Hill for Dussehra to celebrate their patron goddess’ slaying of a demon.11. Nearly a million crowd into Mysore’s Chamundi Hill for Dussehra to celebrate their patron goddess’ slaying of a demon.
  • 12. Atop an elephant the goddess Vhamuneshvari is feted in immense procession on Dussehra, Mysore, Karnataka.12. Atop an elephant the goddess Vhamuneshvari is feted in immense procession on Dussehra, Mysore, Karnataka.
  • 13. Mysore palace is all lit up for Dussehra.13. Mysore palace is all lit up for Dussehra.
  • 14. Karnataka villagers sunning on a bridge, North of Mysore.14. Karnataka villagers sunning on a bridge, North of Mysore.
  • 15. Clad by the sky, atop a 400 foot granite hill, colossal statue of Jain leader Gomarteshvara staring inwardly so intently that plants have crept up his legs and arms. Schravanabelagola, Karnataka15. Clad by the sky, atop a 400 foot granite hill, colossal statue of Jain leader Gomarteshvara staring inwardly so intently that plants have crept up his legs and arms. Schravanabelagola, Karnataka
  • 16. The statue’s feet are washed ritually every morning.  Schravanabelagola, Karnataka16. The statue’s feet are washed ritually every morning. Schravanabelagola, Karnataka
  • 17. The great Hoysaleswara temple at Halebid, Karnataka17. The great Hoysaleswara temple at Halebid, Karnataka
  • 18. Plowing in the fertile Coorg district, Tamil Nadu18. Plowing in the fertile Coorg district, Tamil Nadu
  • 19. Bathing in the Kaveri River, Tamil Nadu19. Bathing in the Kaveri River, Tamil Nadu
  • 20. The god Vayanattu Kulavan at a Theyyam performance, Kannur district, Kerala20. The god Vayanattu Kulavan at a Theyyam performance, Kannur district, Kerala
  • 21. A devotee converses in Malayalam with the god Gulikan Daivam, Kannur district, Kerala21. A devotee converses in Malayalam with the god Gulikan Daivam, Kannur district, Kerala
  • 22. The avatar for the goddess Thee Chamundi throws himself onto the pyre some thirty times between 4 and 6 AM, Kannur district, Kerala22. The avatar for the goddess Thee Chamundi throws himself onto the pyre some thirty times between 4 and 6 AM, Kannur district, Kerala
  • 23. When Thee Chamundi has finished, her entourage runs barefoot over the coals23. When Thee Chamundi has finished, her entourage runs barefoot over the coals
  • 24. Pepper merchants, Tellicherry, Kerala24. Pepper merchants, Tellicherry, Kerala
  • 25. Fort St. Angelo, founded by the Portuguese and taken over by the British, Kannur, Kerala25. Fort St. Angelo, founded by the Portuguese and taken over by the British, Kannur, Kerala
  • 26. Mahout bathing his ward at temple raising elephants north of Cochin, Kerala26. Mahout bathing his ward at temple raising elephants north of Cochin, Kerala
  • 27. Germinating rice, Kerala27. Germinating rice, Kerala
  • 28. Vanila vine, Kerala28. Vanila vine, Kerala
  • 29. Kathakali dancer, Kerala29. Kathakali dancer, Kerala
  • 30. Mohiniyattam dancer, Cochin, Kerala30. Mohiniyattam dancer, Cochin, Kerala
  • 31. Detail in the 200 year old Puthe Maliga Palace, which served the maharajas of Travancore, Kerala31. Detail in the 200 year old Puthe Maliga Palace, which served the maharajas of Travancore, Kerala
  • 32. “Chinese nets” exist in the Cochin region, imported before the 16th century to Kerala32. “Chinese nets” exist in the Cochin region, imported before the 16th century to Kerala
  • 33. Vast extents of fresh water are damed up in the Backwaters, East of Alappuzha, Kerala33. Vast extents of fresh water are damed up in the Backwaters, East of Alappuzha, Kerala
  • 34. Walking the gunnels to pole a boat in the Backwaters, Kerala34. Walking the gunnels to pole a boat in the Backwaters, Kerala
  • 35. Gaggle of girls in Aleppe (Alappuzha), Kerala35. Gaggle of girls in Aleppe (Alappuzha), Kerala
  • 36. Casting off in the misty morning, Shanghumugham, Kerala36. Casting off in the misty morning, Shanghumugham, Kerala
  • 37. Replanting rice near the Southern tip of India37. Replanting rice near the Southern tip of India
  • 38. Boy in Karakkudi in the Chettinad38. Boy in Karakkudi in the Chettinad
  • 39. Farm woman from Madurai area wearing geometric gold earrings39. Farm woman from Madurai area wearing geometric gold earrings
  • 40. Market in Madurai40. Market in Madurai
  • 41. Elephant blessing a boy at the gate of the great Chola Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu41. Elephant blessing a boy at the gate of the great Chola Brihadishwara Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
  • 42. Hunting for starfish left by the tide, Tellicherry, Kerala42. Hunting for starfish left by the tide, Tellicherry, Kerala
  • 43. Detail from the entirely carved granite cliff, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu43. Detail from the entirely carved granite cliff, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
  • 44. Goats shelter under boulders atop Mamallapuram’s granite hills, Tamil Nadu44. Goats shelter under boulders atop Mamallapuram’s granite hills, Tamil Nadu
  • 45. A furious bull elephant is a sight to behold, Kerala.45. A furious bull elephant is a sight to behold, Kerala.
  • 46. Typical landscape of bald granite hills and coconut palms, Ramanagaram, Karnataka46. Typical landscape of bald granite hills and coconut palms, Ramanagaram, Karnataka
  • 47. A friendly face in Kannur, Kerala47. A friendly face in Kannur, Kerala
  • 48. The St. Andrews Forane Church, better known as Arthunkal church, was founded by the Portuguese, Kerala48. The St. Andrews Forane Church, better known as Arthunkal church, was founded by the Portuguese, Kerala
  • 49. Woman seeking a new pregnancy butters up the decorously veiled goddess with ghee (rendered butter), Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu49. Woman seeking a new pregnancy butters up the decorously veiled goddess with ghee (rendered butter), Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • 50. The Sri Meenakshi temple complex in Madurai, Tamil Nadu50. The Sri Meenakshi temple complex in Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • 51. A starlet acting in a historical pageant in the great Hindu fortress of Golconda, Hyderabad.51. A starlet acting in a historical pageant in the great Hindu fortress of Golconda, Hyderabad.
  • 52. Boy with green eyes, Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh52. Boy with green eyes, Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh