8000 photographs, all of them shot inside a 12 room house with 10 residents. These aren't impersonal records, but the result of a real life journey through complex terrains of intimacies. In this book, the author brings to life the world of the photographer and the photographed.
Kushal Ray, Kunal Basu
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A different sort of a book
This book is more like a memory than a story.....the words supplement the pictures...like the memory of a person who actually lived in that time....the irrelevance, isolation and dependant association that the people have in, from and with society respecitvely is what makes up the content...I felt kinda out of words after I was done with it...there was mix up of emotions that seem to contradict yet co exist...the horror of an inexplicable emptiness and the awe of the solidarity it is countere...
TThe black and white photographs in the book exude an aura of a The The black and white photographs in the book exude an aura of a plebeian world, whose beauty and extraordinariness is perceived only by a select few. Says the Hindu. Reason enough to buy this.
Such books are rare. What makes me say so? Well the subject of this book is people whose lives are utterly average. There is no glam or glitter here. The photographer, Kushal Ray, captures the drolling triviality of the existence of the everyman, woman and child in his photographs while Kunal Basu's narrative brings their world to life and their lives to light. This creates a strange effect in the book. While the reader does feel pathos for the people whose lives and its hardships have been p...