1982, Kashmir, India
Plate 33, 18x27
These friendly non-violent fellows are all over India. Some are eaten, but most get little notice. To see the size of the chain holding these two is to realize how complex India is to understand, even today. Someone nearby suggested that they may have been kept to eat, but how would I explain that there was no water for them near about?
To love India is first to admit that what we love is our illusion of the great country, not what we can break down and try to understand. This photo just seems to confirm that to experience India is a very individual endeavor. There is no rule book, no common standard or yardstick.