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A book on funeral rituals of Manikarnika, the cremation ground of Varanasi, India. In collaboration with Indra Kumar Jha, at the time one of the few people allowed to photograph events there. The book consists of folded photographs in a Coptic binding, spine exposed. The outer pages depict 108 headshots of people living or dead, as a tribute to the goddess Kali, who wears 108 slain heads around her neck. The inside pages depict everyday scenes in Manikarnika--From the publisher.; Housed in a slipcase. Edition of 500.
Jha, Indra Kumar
220 p. : ill. 28 x 21 cm.
Folded BooksFolders (containers)Saddle stitching
Artists' booksFuneral rites and ceremonies--India--Pictorial worksHindu funeral rites and ceremonies--India--Vārānasi (Uttar Pradesh)Documentary photography--IndiaArtistic collaboration
artists' books (books)
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The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.