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Over the Silk Road

This is one more picture that I have shot at the upper terrace which is at a few meters from Bivi Razaia Masjid, a small mosque, located in the chawk of Varanasi (Benaras).

Up there I know a Muslim family who works on the dyeing process of the famous silk Banarsi sarees.

I like to come there and to walk among the saris which are drying under the sun.

Each time a new color spreads out, like an offer with no restraint to the celestial king of light.

There is a dreamy atmosphere which takes me somewhere over the Silk road like in a ghazal by Shujaat Husain Khan...


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Taken on June 2, 2009