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The Indians of the Twentieth Century Project
This series first online: January 30, 2000
Last updated on: October 31, 2016

As the twentieth century ended, Dr. Kamat roamed on the streets of India to capture the faces of  common Indians in his camera. He wrote to me -- "... these are the people I come across everyday...our milk delivery man, the coconut vendor, vegetable vendors at the fruit-and-vegetable market...We often forget that they are men and women just like me and you and have interesting stories about their life. While it is not always possible to document all their anecdotes, I am doing my best to capture their portraits...A number of people tell me that they have never been photographed (see also: Never Been Photographed) before and request for a copy of the portrait..." 
--Vikas Kamat
All Photographs by K. L. Kamat.
Part of "Indians of the Twentieth Century Project" at Kamat's Potpourri.

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A Hindu Widow Sans VermilionSweet Smiles Dont Cost Anything!I have never been photographed before. <br>Do you think Ill make a good model?A Young Street Girl
Indian Woman with stick-on vermilionAn Indian Woman -- Her attire has not changed in centuries68th way of wearing vermilionWidow without the Vermilion
A Traditional Man with Vermilion on ForeheadSon of the PriestI am a poor priest of a poor templeI have grown my hair (Jata) and wear this vermilion (nama) to fulfill a vow
A Religious Vegetable Vendor in Bangalore

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