18 December 2021

Daily routine… interrupted (4)

“Alta and sindoor” – the veritable decorative items of a married Bengali woman. By the way, what is “alta” called in English? I believe “sindoor” is called vermillion.

She wore it for the first time when she got married in 1964. The last application was on her lifeless body before they carried her away. The “alta and sindoor” has been sitting there ever since…

Posted December 18, 2021 by Rajib Roy in category "Family in India", "Vacations

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