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Photographs from the North Eastern state of Mizoram, and the Kodaikanal region of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.

The most recent photos here are from the state of Mizoram, in North East India. They were taken around Christmas and New Year 2019 - 2020. Mizoram has a very different character and culture from mainland India. The people are from South East Asian tribes, and were converted to Christianity, from about the end of the 19th Century. More than 90% are Christian, and the state has one of the highest literacy rates in India. It is also one of the poorest states of India. That said, there appears to be nothing poor about the culture and values that are practised by the people, who have a tremendous sense of community and caring for others.

Earlier photographs here are from the Kodaikanal region of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. It was rainy season and there was a heavy mist in some parts.

These Kodaikanal photos were taken a long time ago before digital photography. I have scanned these old prints and made digital images. They aren't as good as images created with a good digital camera, but I thinks they are not bad and I have decided to offer them for sale. They may have a grainy quality, but in a way it kind of enhances them and adds to the aged feel of the photos.

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A swimming pool in an unlikely place!

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Christmas poinsettias, outside a typical Mizoram dwelling.

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On a slightly hazy day, as seen from the side of a busy city drive..

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A view of one of the several hills with a church on top.

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Viewed from a busy roadside.

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Higgledy piggledy, a typical approach to building here.

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Corrugated roofs and a maze of electric wires, are very much a part of the chara..

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This large cross, overlooking the city of Aizawl was apparently made of polished..

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Near the site of a disappeared village, which still has many gravestones, this f..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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An old cemetery, at the site of a disappeared village, not far from Hmuifang, Mi..

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Viewed from the State Museum, Aizawl.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Hmuifang, a breathtakingly beautiful area.

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Bricks and plumbing, stop taps etc. All part of the visual features contributing..

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Many burial grounds are closely located around the dwelling houses. They are usu..

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Many burial grounds are closely located around the dwelling houses. They are usu..

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View from the roof of the State Museum, in Aizawl.

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A clever idea to enable cars and motor bikes as well as pedestrians to climb the..

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On the wall of a house in Aizawl.

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In the Hmuifang region.

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From a street in Aizawl. The rusty steel bars are coming from an apparently comp..

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On Hospital Road, just opposite the hospital, there is a long, long string of ph..

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On Hospital Road, just opposite the hospital, there is a long, long string of ph..

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On Hospital Road, just opposite the hospital, there is a long, long string of ph..

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On Hospital Road, opposite the hospital, there is a string of pharmacies. Every ..

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On Hospital Road, opposite the hospital, there is a string of pharmacies. Every ..

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Electric wires are as much a part of the character of the Aizawl as the busy nar..

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Corrugated metal is a popular choice for roofing and even walls of the buildings..

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Corrugated metal is a popular choice for roofing and even walls of the buildings..

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The poster referencing HIV/AIDS is a common site in Aizawl. The incidence of HIV..

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The poster referencing HIV/AIDS is a common site in Aizawl. The incidence of HIV..

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