My India trek Nov 1973 - Feb 1974     -     John van der Woude    introduction
Tamil Nadu


Fishing at sea with simple wood rafts.
The fish is sold immediately after the return to the beach.

^ Dunes near Mahaballipuram, at the Tiger Caves.

^ View from the Mahaballipuram rocks.

^ 'Canon taken at the fall of Srirangapatnam'. In Madras museum.

^ At the border of Tamil Nadu state.

^ This food stall had to be guarded against monkeys.

^ Vedanthangal

^ At Mahaballipuram.

^ At Madurantakam. Part of the funeral ceremony.

^ As I learned afterwards, this boy at Madurantakam had to scatter the ash remains of his father into the water.
He was his only son, and the father was an only son too. Not sure if I would have taken this photo had I known all this.

^ Funeral ceremony at Madurantakam.

^ New housing for fishermen's families in Madras, built almost on their beach.