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Category Archives: India

Indian sadhus at festival

The Daily Mail (UK) highlights the annual Maha Shivaratri festival in India, where the chief feature is the appearance of sadhus or religious hermits and holy men. From the article: The elusive Naga Sadhu holy men of India have been caught on camera at an annual Hindu festival in which they bathe in sacred waters […]

“Holy Men” – portfolio

Brooklyn (NY)-based photographer Joey L. offers a portfolio titled “Holy Men” on his website, 39 photographs of Hindu sadhus of India and Christian hermits of Ethiopia. URL:

Russian hermit expelled from India

From <i>Russia & India Report</i> comes this item about a Russian living in India for 15 year as a hermit and now expelled by the government of India based on the hermit’s illegal status and his new desire to return to Russia. Kirill Pomerantsev has spent 15 years in India living in the forest, studying […]

Londonderry NH hermit

A brief item in the Londonderry News (New Hampshire, US) about 19th-century hermit Charles Alan Lambert: “Charles Alan Lambert arrived in Manchester in the 1840s from Lincolnshire, England to live the life of a hermit. He bought 40 acres on Mosquito Pond, as it was known then, and built a hut. He was a local […]

Fukase’s “Ravens”

The Japanese photographer Masehisa Fukase’s book of haunting photographs published as Karasu [Ravens] and published in English in the 1980’s as The Solitude of Ravens is getting renewed attention due to a British Journal of Photography award as the best photography book in the last 25 years. See Guardian announcement and photo gallery. The book […]