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Rajasthan, land of kings (and queens), is filled with heroic stories, fairy-tale architecture, blazing colours and stark landscapes; it is a feast for a traveller, photographer or storyteller. This is me, above, standing at the entrance to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. You may notice that I am moved by touching the small, red sati prints — for these are the handprints of Maharaja Man Singh’s wives as they left the fort to be burned alive on his funeral pyre. The Maharaja was killed in battle in 1843, and no doubt he was a very brave man. But can you imagine the bravery required for this ordeal? Continue Reading →