South Park Street cemetery Kolkata

Over the numerous years  I have travelled through out India one of my greatest pleasures has been to research  family roots and one of the physical ways I have achieved this has been by setting foot and wondering around a few of the hundreds of burial sites that scatter the sub continent searching tomb stones for family names.

Whilst many of these sites have been managed better than others I am always surprised at the high level respect given them by city neighbourhoods which grew over the years and have since surrounded them. Whilst I photographed my Grandpa in 1999 as he rested inside Hosur road cemetery Bangalore one of my favourite cemetery portraits is of a man relaxing in the evening sun light in South Park Street Cemetery in 2009.

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