Gujarati White

It is very hot.

I recall  from childhood- or this image could come from old British films in memory – men stepping out in white and cream linen trousers and jacket and boater, also cream.

I cannot remember in adulthood the last time I saw anyone in all white on a city street in the West.   Except if they are getting married. 

A coolant to bring to mind the white worn any and every day in Gujarat.

 

 

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Silks in a range of whites and creams in a shop on CG Road in Ahmedabad, 2010

 

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Kurtas for sale in Hansiba, a shop which displays and sells the embroidered and embellished clothing and housewares of the women of the Self-Employed Women’s Association, Ahmedabad, 2010

 

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One of several temples in the Jain holy city, Palitana, Gujerat, 2010

 

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Jain worshippers, Palitana, Gujerat, 2010

 

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Jain nuns, Palitana, Gujerat, 2010 

 

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A representation of Lord Shiva at the gate of his temple, Somnath, Gujerat, 2010

 

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Ablutions at the temple of Lord Shiva, Somnath, Gujerat, 2010 

 

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An offer of yoghurt to worshippers returning from the temple of Lord Krishna on the island of Bet Dwarka, Gujerat, 2010

 

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A gathering of Gujeratis on an Ahmedabadi street, 2010

 

 

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Two Gujeratis on a street in Ahmedabad, 2010

 

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On an Ahmedabadi street, 2010

 

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On an Ahmedabadi street, 2010. 

This man was the center of attention as soon as he appeared and I regretted that I was too culturally illiterate to know why.

 

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An ascetic at the Jagurna Temple, Ahmedabad, 2008

 

 

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