what is white culture
clapping after an airplane lands
— Huston Smith, on metaphors in Hindu literature (via brahmaanda)
Sonam Kapoor shooting a scene at the Taj Mahal for Delhi 6.
Sharmila Tagore, Paromita Chowdhury, and Satyajit Ray on the sets of Seemabaddha (1971).
Up until 1869, some areas of India practiced Sati, a funerary ritual in which a recent widow would burn herself on the pyre with her deceased husband. The act is believed to have been inspired from the legend of goddess Sati who burnt herself alive to save her father the humiliation that her living husband caused. The British eventually abolished the practice, though bride burning still occurs in some areas of India.