Faces of India – 155

A meendhara from Sunderbans, West Bengal while at work. Read abouth them at: The Meendharas of Sunderbans.

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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23 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    a very hard-working woman.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    She is indeed a very hard-working woman and another great capture, Indrani!! Thank you for sharing, as always!

  3. Waist deep water even so close to bank.Besides hard work may be risky too.Picture explains more than words.

  4. Jo says:

    What determination on her face and what an intense capture on your behalf, Indrani. I love coming over to your blog to see these stunning images. Have a great weekend. Jo

  5. A great capture Indrani.

  6. George says:

    This is a wonderful photo. I like the concentration you've captured on her face.

  7. a very hard-working woman and a great capture!

  8. Onkar says:

    Nice picture. Shows the hard life she has to live.

  9. Hard working woman, but, she has beauty on her side.

  10. Mridula says:

    That is such a gorgeous capture.

  11. How hard working,and as always the brilliant picture.How do you end up in places these,may be we should travel together someday 🙂

  12. D. Prabhu says:

    Tough job I must say , and amazing capture as always 🙂

  13. Mud is so evident behind her..Sunderbans it is.:)

  14. Carver says:

    Another great portrait.

  15. gracious capture 🙂

  16. Hilary says:

    Looks like tough work and a strong woman.

  17. The Meendhara woman is beauiful Indrani,
    I read your Post describing the work women like her are doing in the water.
    What a different reason to be in water.
    I can only admire and respect women like her. I have nothing else to offer.
    But I do find myself often thinking that no matter what hardships women endure in India, they still retain the beauty and essence of womanhood, just like this woman portrays.
    I wonder how many women could wear a sari and prepare a meal like women in India do without setting themselves on fire.
    Or sweeping dirt floors in a sari and still remain clean and dignified.
    Or wear a sari and trudge through sticky muddy waters for most of the day like the woman in your photo and still remain looking as feminine as she does.
    A difficult life she does live.
    Yet she is also a testament to the strength of women, and to me represents the worthwhileness in remaining feminine whatever the circumstances.
    Thank you for sharing such special moments from your travels.

  18. The determination on her face says a lot. Tough life!

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