Director’s anecdote

The Silver Chariot

Silver Chariot / Photography (C) Abul Kalam Azad / Project 365 PUBLIC archives
Silver Chariot / Photography (C) Abul Kalam Azad / Project 365 PUBLIC archives

The chariot is a type of carriage using horses. Chariots figure prominently in the Rigveda, evidencing their presence in India since the 2nd millennium BC. Chariots are often used during temple festivals, marriage functions etc., This particular silver chariot is specially designed for marriage ceremony. The culture of wedding procession in chariots is fast vanishing. In Tiruvannamalai, even now many a marriage functions include a procession of the married couple in chariots pulled by horses.

Visual anecdotes of Project 365 activities and the Tiruvannamalai town by photographer Abul Kalam Azad.

Project 365 is a PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHIC ART PROJECT initiated by EtP to photo-document the fast changing ancient culture and contemporary lifestyle of the ancient Tamilakam territory. During the first phase, forty photographers will be documenting the multi-cultural aspects of #Tiruvannamalai, South Indian heritage town over a year period (Aug 2014 – July 2015). This Project is led by contemporary Indian photographer Abul Kalam Azad. FOR MORE PROJECT 365 IMAGES, see #etpproject365 In the next five years, EtP will document the Sangam period ports Muziris, Tindis, Korkai and the Cauvery basin culture and lifestyle.

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