Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|When the Tiger was Killed|| |
When the Tiger was Killed...
The only available photograph of my maternal grandmother Sharadabai Burde(in the center)
is from this group picture taken in the village of Hirekerur in rural Karnataka, after a
neighbor hunted down a menacing tiger. To her left (third from right in the
picture) is my mother.
Name of the original photographer is not known. We didn't know the existence of this picture till 1973,
when my mother visited the village as a historian to study the temples,
and recalled having lived there as a child.
Also notice in the photograph :
the 18 yard sarees worn by the ladies, and the bare feet of everybody.
Kamat Family Album
The Bengal Tiger
Never Been Photographed
Indian Attire Through the Centuries
|First Written: Friday, April 26, 2002|
Last Modified: 1/24/2003
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