30 November 2016

Getting Biblical in Rural Orissa

Christianity is India's third-largest religion, with approximately 30 million followers, constituting c. 2.5 percent of India's population. Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle, who visited the ancient seaport of Muziris in Tamilakam in 52 CE. Christians are found all across India and in all walks of life, with major populations in parts of South India, the Konkan Coast, and Northeast India.

The Evangelical Church of India is a Christian denomination in India with more than 100,000 members and is very active amongst the tribal aka Adivasi communities in the rural areas of Odisha fka Orissa. They use the Bible in the Odia language, translated by William Carey and Amos Sutton.

There are many friendly and active Christian communities in the remote tribal villages in the Southwest of Odisha, e.g. the Kuvi Kondh tribe in Upper Bombu near Rayagada, who live the Christian values and attend regularly their little church (Pastor Pratap Jena) where they worship, pray and sing in the Christian tradition.

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"Christianity's goal is not escape from this world.
It loves this world and seeks to change it for the better."

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"Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can.
In all the ways you can.
In all the places you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can."
 
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"Yes I am, I am also a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist, and a Jew." 


Portrait photographs of Hindu sadhus in Matt Hahnewald's

Portrait photographs of Buddhist monks in Matt Hahnewald's

Portrait photographs of Muslims in Matt Hahnewald's

25 November 2016

Drying Fish in Sacred Puri

Puri is a coastal city in the state of Odisha fka Orissa in Eastern India. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal and also known as Jagannath Puri after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple located in the city. Away from pilgrims and tourists, tucked into the eastern corner of Puri, an interesting traditional fishing village thrives with a mixed Christian and Hindu community who both use the 3km-long beach as an open-air toilet and rubbish dump. Every morning, a small but lively dry-fish market springs to life here where fisherwomen and locals compare the quality of the dried fish, haggle for best prices, and exchange the latest village news over a glass of milk tea.

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Fresh fish rapidly deteriorates unless some way can be found to preserve it. The oldest traditional way of preserving fish is to let the sun and wind dry it. Open-air drying has been practiced since ancient times to preserve food. Dried fish has a storage life of several years. The method is cheap and effective in suitable climates; the work can be done by the fishermen and their family, and the resulting product is easily transported to the market. Dried fish is a very rich source of proteins, containing 80 - 85 % protein. In Puri, dried fish fetches c. INR 60.- per kg (c. US$ 1.-) and dried squid up to INR 200.- per kg.

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Closeup street portraits of diverse people from interesting market places in Matt Hahnewald's

20 November 2016

Rocking the Rickshaw in Calcutta

Calcutta aka Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it is the principal commercial and cultural centre of East India. The dirty and chaotic megacity with her suburbs has a population of c. 15 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India (after Bombay and Delhi).

Old-fashioned human-drawn rickshaws pulled by wiry coolies are still commonplace. Many migrants from rural Bengal and Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, are involved in rickshaw pulling; most of them are pavement-dwellers who live very hard lives. No rickshaw puller owns a rickshaw; they rent their rickshaws for c. 250 rupees (c. US$ 3.60) per shift. A rickshaw puller’s daily routine begins at 06:00 and ends at 21:00 at night. On his best day he can earn not more than 500 rupees (c. US$ 7.30), but this is rare and it is not uncommon to earn nothing despite a fifteen hour long shift. In order to save some money the rickshaw pullers sleep under the rickshaw, or for around 1,000 rupees per month, together with a dozen other men in a dera, a combination of garage, repair shop and dormitory, without water and toilets; Hindu and Muslim rickshaw pullers often share the same room. Most of them have no pilot licenses and are aged above 50.

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Many rickshaw pullers supplement their meagre income by acting as touts, pimps and guides. They will show you almost all the wonders of Calcutta...

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...during the day and at night,

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... even throwing in a few interesting Hindu temples (e.g. Kalighat Temple, Dakshineshwar Temple),

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... and less holy neigbourhood markets (e.g. New Market, Flower Market).

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Street portrait photographs from Calcutta in Matt Hahnewald's