Unknown India (1920-1929)

Footage №67660, 2 parts, duration: 0:20:45, black-white
Director:Devi Kotrin. Davis Catherine

Reel №1

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The city wakes up, sweep the streets.

Sleeping on the mat she wakes up, combed, she wears a sari.

Sacrifice to the gods.

street life, street barbers.

Trades cups.


Sadhu - people mutilating themselves for the sake of God.

Snake charmers.


Man lying on a bed of nails.

Quarter prostitutes.

Woman carrying a basket on her head.

Varanasi, the holy city.

Panorama of the city.

Ganges, boats, piers.

Bathing people in the holy river.

Hundreds of pilgrims.

The boy bathes two bulls.

Monkeys in temple.

A funeral procession moves to the Ganges.

Dipping a dead body in the Ganges.

Laying body on fire.

The remains of corpses and fire

Key words

India, the river, the funeral, people, religion

Reel №2

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Fishermen weaving networks.


Fishermen go to sea.

Baskets with a fish market.

South village where farmers are poisoning your body with local wine "toddy".

Commercial wine in large jugs.

Women carrying pitchers on their heads.

Plowing wooden plow drawn by a bull.

Carts with cotton are in the city.

The idols of the patron of the village.

Trade bananas and other products.

The ceremony of sacrifice goats - Dance, designed to banish cholera epidemic

Key words

India, trade, farmers, fishermen

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