"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Liaisons Dangereuses

It’s a scene rarely encountered here in southern India:
A single young woman in the company of several young men.

All the more “shocking” as the girl’s dress marks her out as Muslim. 


Picture taken from a taxi window, in Ernakulam.

4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    I was rather shocked to see those pictures. Perhaps one or more of the young men is related to her?

    August 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    • Quite possibly, but any single woman seen in the company of several young men would always be regarded as courting scandal..

      August 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    I’ve certainly never seen young Muslim women here in a similar situation. Intriguing.

    August 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    • Their dress suggests they may be domestic – or international – tourists. If from abroad, the scenario is a little less puzzling..

      August 15, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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