Lambanis, the Gypsies of India
Veena maestro Doraiswamy Iyengar
Lambani Woman on way to Marketplace
Toda Village Elder, Ooty
A Man belonging to Native Maratha (kad-maratha) Community
Toda Woman Engaged in Embroidery
A Muslim Mother and Her Child
Mother and child belonging to the Navayat community. They are of Persian descent and live primarily on the Southwestern coast.
Huttari Dancer from Coorg
A drummer of the Santhal tribe, West Bengal
A decked-up Lambani woman
Basaveshwara, the Revolutionary Saint
Portrait from a calendar painting
A Lambani lady embroidering a piece of yellow cloth
A Banjara (Gypsy) woman, lost in the intricate world of Kasooti (needle craft)
Very Colorful Attire of the Lambanis
Fish Market Snapshots
Veerashaiva (Lingayat) temples of Uluvi
Engraved Water Buffalo of the Todas
Rock art from Tamilnadu
Image of the Moon is Very Sacred to the Todas
Man belonging to Grameen Gouli (rural milkman) Community
The attire of his tribe has not changed in centuries
A Student of Tibetan Buddhism
Tibetan settlement, Mundgod
Tibetans in Traditional Costumes
Black, Indian, and Hindu!
Notice the Mangalasutra and the Holy Dot
Boy riding water buffalo to work, West Bengal
Rajput Couple Riding a Camel
The monkhood of a Brahmin boy
Toda man in traditional shawl
Ooty, Nilgiri mountains, Tamil Nadu
Widow of a Mahut (Elephant Trainer)
A housewife of the Jenu-Kuruba (honey-bee farmers) community, Heggededevana Kote
Navayats: Konkani speaking Muslims
Photo Plate showing mosques and people of Bhatkal town
A patient of Leprosy takes to begging as his means of living
Light heart cures poverty
A push cart is his mode of transportation.
"The Camera Blitz is Blinding Me Uncle!"
"Will my picture be shown in theaters?"
"Do you think I am Photogenic?"
Man Dressed As a Woman Poses Backstage for a Photo
"I asked the director not to place me in a feminine role!!!"
Man Dressed as the Mythological Character of Shurpanakhi
"Ghosts are Male or Female?"
Portrait of S.N. Krishna Jois
Krishna Jois is a great Kannada scholar, and edited such works as Supashastra.
Man Dressed as a Woman for Krishna -Parijata Play
A Man Elaborately Dresses as a Woman for a Play
Portrait of a Muslim Woman
Portrait of a Muslim woman with a huge nose ring
She is very rich in beads.
Leader of Tarle Dance of Halakki Community. The Dance is offered to invoke the rain God
She loads the garbage in a bamboo basket
Dr. R. K. Narayan. Well-known English writer
Dr. Raja Ramanna. An atomic energy expert
Pictures of Halakki Community
Fishermen Community of Uttara Kannada
"If my suffering is Lord`s wish, I accept it"
Portrait of a Beggar
The Face of Poverty
Portrait of a Homeless Man, Bangalore
Never Been Photographed
Picture of a woman belonging to the Kudubi community
Laborer Siblings on way to Forest
Picture of a Kudubi folk dancer, Ravindra Kala Kshetra, Bangalore
Kudubi Folk Dancer
Notice the drub Gumate with its braod and narrow ends
The Gumatepak Dance
Never Been to a Dentist!
A Devadasi (Jogathi) carrying a copper vessel on her head
Given to God
Portrait of a Devadasi (temple woman)
Metal idol of Goddess Yellamma's Head
A Young 'Jogavva' on her way to seek alms
A Jogappa and four Jogathis (devotees of Yellamma) performing to please their deity
Dedicated to Goddess -- Dedicated to Men
Portrait of a Devadasi (Temple Woman)
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in INA Uniform
Now you know why they are called `Sweat Shops`
Portrait of Prof. B. A. Saletore
"Is it OK for a widow to be photographed?"
A Devotee Balancing an Idol
Pictures of the mysterious Yellamma cult, Bellary
The Burden of Beads
Picture of a Halakki tribal woman. This used to be the tribe's daily (not festive) attire.
Portrait of a Daldi Fisherwoman
"You educated can do all kinds of things!"
"How much do you charge to take my Photograph?"
Elderly Man Belonging to the Gouli Community
Abel, the Village Tailor
Travelling Knife and Scissors Sharpner
Picture of Mehboob the knife sharpener
Rag Picker Boy, Bangalore 2000
Rag Picker Boy, Yeshwantpur
Orphaned by the death of his mother, boy takes to rag picking
Smiling Lambani Woman
The village of Sonduru in Bellary District
Bearing five daughters does not seem to age this woman, Sondur, 1992
Woman Embroidering Cloth
Sonduru, Bellary district, 1992
Woman construction worker breaks stone with a hammer
Many poor people in India take up trashpicking to sustain themselves
Traditional Iyengari Lady
Portrait of Mrs. Masti Venkatesh Iyengar
Fisherman with Daily Catch
The Kharvi Community
Decoated Wooden Panel
Tibetan Art, Mundgod
"Let me see who did it" !
A Tibetan Boy in Mundgod Refugee Center
Lambani Women from Dharwad
Tribals Making Festival Headgear from Bamboos
Halakki tribes celebrate the harvest festival with these decorated Turayis
Alpana Ritual Art of the Halakki Tribals
Folk Musicians, the Village of Kavalakki
Harvest dance of the Halakki farmers
A Goan Woman in Marketplace
Pioneer Shivaram Karanth
Picture Taken 1954 Kannada Literary Conference in Kumta
A Kadu-Kuruba Tribal
Musician Lata Mangeshkar
Having sung some thirty thousand songs, Mangeshkar is easily one of the most prolific singers of all time.
Priest of Hosad Temple
Notice the Sandal Marks (Gopichandan) on his chest
Coorgi Women during a Wedding
Notice the way the throw of the saree is worn
Brahmins Bathing in a Public Tap