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Mar 24, 2016

Urdha-Bahu Sannyasi, Eastern Bengal - 1860's

Urdha-Bahu Sannyasi, Eastern Bengal - 1860's

Photograph showing a 'sanyasi' or wandering Hindu mendicant taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s. Sanyasis or sadhus are holy men who have taken the path of renunciation.
Source: British Library