Faces of India – 131

She is a school girl, in her 10th grade in a school in Sunderbans. Notice that her school uniform is “sari”. I asked her if she didn’t feel uncomfortable in attending school wrapped in that 5 yards of cloth called sari. She smiled and admitted that they did feel uncomfortable. I further asked her why doesn’t she tell the school authorities and ask for a change in uniform, to which she replied: my seniors never objected…

Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various
characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here.

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33 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Such a lovely girl and beautiful capture as always, Indrani! And, as always, I look forward to this post — all of your posts, actually! They are wonderful and informative. Thank you!

  2. TexWisGirl says:

    she is beautiful. perhaps you have given her an idea.

  3. What a respectful young lady. She looks very beautiful. This post has me wondering how and when change comes about.

  4. Nice picture. She does not look like a student. Does boys have to wear panche or dothi for uniform.

  5. Thank you so much for your comments Sylvia, TexWis Girl and Sandy! Your comments are always so inspiring, makes me want to continue this series. 🙂

    Thank you Team G Square. I wonder though how should a student look like? 🙂 The boys wear full pants and not dhoti.

  6. Simran says:

    She is beautiful!
    I must appreciate the creative sight of yours, Indrani! 🙂

  7. Joop Zand says:

    Lovely lady with a very nice smile…..good photo.

    wish you a nice weekend Indrani.

    Greetings, Joop

  8. The girl has a typical Indian traditional face..She is adding more weight to ur Series..
    I pity the poor girl for having to drape the sari each day…

  9. Brilliant – weather beaten but innocent !

  10. Aditi says:

    She looks lovely!

  11. So nice pics, Great capture.

    Have a nice weekend , Happy Durga Puja.

  12. George says:

    This is a beautiful portrait of a very pretty young lady.

  13. Shaivi says:

    She looks so graceful… Its sad why all the dress code restrictions are imposed on women only…wish one day she gets to wear the attire of her choice!

  14. Carver says:

    She is a lovely girl.

  15. Lovely portrait of a beautiful girl.

  16. bushra M says:

    School girl? Wohoa! That's real amazing! She looks like a princess in that saree…

  17. Sangeeta says:

    Hi Indrani,this post carries beauty,Indian culture and philosophy together.Congrats .Keep on.

  18. jkalwaye says:

    Innnocent smile of a village girl .Great snap

  19. Jeevan says:

    Beautiful in our traditional attire! Saris are better suit for college girls rather school.

  20. Beautiful girl and beautiful capture Indrani

  21. Onkar says:

    what a remarkable face!

  22. Even in calcutta, there r schools wheregirls need to wear a sari….in fact, its a proper uniform with a colour code

  23. Even In Assam,School Uniform in Sari is quite common,Even my Mom and my Cousins wore them back when in Schools

  24. cute candid shot Indrani.

  25. Beautiful..:)
    that's the real problem

    We are inclined towards adjusting rather
    Than voicing ..

  26. Pretty girl. How interesting that she doesn't feel the need to change the uniform.

  27. Mina Menon says:

    And tahts the reason behind half our maladies .. "my seniors(elders) never objected…"

  28. I wonder how beautifully you capture the people! Sari is, indeed, the costume that makes the wearer the most good looking, always!

  29. I like your portraits, Indrani!

  30. Reflection of beautiful India.

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