This blog chronicles my January 2007 journey through India. I'm an anthropologist and a photographer with special interests in gender, sexuality, family and spirituality.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Jain Temples, Calcutta
The Jainism came out of Hinduism...a highly acetic practice that prohibits sex. Unlike the American Shakers, who are nearly extinct, the Jains fortify their ranks by adopting children. The temples were truly exquisite...filled with silver, gold, and shiny mirrors.