An ancient tradition in rural West Bengal on the occasion of Ram Navami which goes against the present trend of instigation of violence during the festival off late
These images reveal us rituals threatened both by globalization and by the folklore that the tourist flows feed, and perpetuate an endangered world.
The Vel festival in Bengal is a version of the annual Thaipusam festival celebrates in Southern India, Sri Lanka. Frenzied participants chant "Ael! Vel! Vel! Vel!"
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