Behind The Indian Veil chronicles an extraordinary journey through uncharted wedding traditions in India.
After living in India for more than 15 years, with almost seven of which spent working on this project, I have arguably experienced, witnessed and documented a greater variety of Indian weddings than any other person on earth. As I traveled the length and breadth of India, I was invited into sacred places and intimate moments normally inaccessible to outsiders, witnessing traditions buried so deep in the subconscious of the subcontinent that even people from India dont necessarily know about them. This incredible array of stories I was able to capture reveals cultures, traditions, and legacies as complex and diverse as India herself.
Behind The Indian Veil features images and written stories from a vast assortment of Indian communities: Tamil Brahmin, Bengali, Sikh, Hindu Punjabi, Hyderabadi Muslim, Rajput, Kashmiri Pandit, Ladakhi Buddhist, Goan Catholic, Syrian Christian, Zoroastrian Parsi, Dawoodi Bhora, and Kodava Coorg. This lavishly produced hard-cover book brings the beauty of India’s wedding traditions, its people and its amazing stories into stunning focus.