Becoming Indian - Ash Bhardwaj

“The idea of being Indian felt about as true to me as being French or Greek.”

Photo by Aron Klein

Becoming Indian

by Ash Bhardwaj

Ash Bhardwaj is tasked with bringing his father’s remains back home to India.

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Ash wearing a kurta, preparing to perform the ritual, Tarpan.

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Ash and his yonger sister throwing pedals into River Ganges.

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One of the hundreds of scrolls documenting all the rituals done in Haridwar.