Once Upon a Time

Was it that long ago?

Lodged in our childhood memories of growing up in a newly independent India during the mid-20th century are vestiges of the British Raj off the beaten track that were already beginning to disappear then. Few such places remain today. One must look long and hard for them.

There are railwaytracks that still disappear into thickets of the forest. There are bungalows, falling apart, that still beckon hunters who have long rested their barrels. And there are old houses that have been consigned to the mercy of time. In this book of photographs, Debal Sen’s camera has been able to capture the texture of this passing.
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