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    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: October 3, 2008
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19493
    Description: Shavetta Gupta's son Romi Gupta is show in traditional Indian clothing (Lungi-Kurta). He is ready for his Mundan ceremony (cutting of the baby boy's hair).
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: October 3, 2008
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19480
    Description: The Hindu priest and Romi Gupta are shown together at the temple. The priest is performing the Mundan ceremony (hair cutting ceremony).
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 25, 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19482
    Description: Shavetta's family members, from left: Sumiran Aggarwal, Kashish Goyal, Ramila Jindal, Punam Bansal, Meenu Jindal and Madhu Goyal wait for Shavetta's groom and his family to arrive at the wedding.
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 25, 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19499
    Description: Rajesh's sister-in-law puts kohl (eye cosmetic) in his eyes before the wedding ceremony.
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 25, 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19503
    Description: Shavetta's family welcomes Rajesh's family as they arrive to the wedding. After they pay the bride's family a sum of money, Rajesh Gupta will cut the ribbon and be allowed to enter the reception hall.
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 25, 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19477
    Description: The bride and groom, Rajesh and Shavetta Gupta, pose while showing off their jaimalas (handstitched floral garlands) and heavily embroidered wedding clothes. The bride is wearing a lehenga, a traditio ... More
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 25, 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19489
    Description: Towards the end of her wedding day, Shavetta Gupta throws grains of rice behind her as she leaves the wedding hall with her husband Rajesh Gupta. The grains are thrown to her family behind her so that ... More
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 25, 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19506
    Description: Shavetta and her husband, Rajesh Gupta, circle the fire under the mandap (wedding tent) seven times making seven promises after which they will become husband and wife. This ritual is called the Saath ... More
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 25, 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19500
    Description: The bride, Shavetta, and her groom, Rajesh Gupta, place pieces of food in the fire that serve as offerings for their wedding.
    Date: Time Period: 2014
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:21087
    Description: Ekta Kaur can speak Hindi, Urdu Punjabi and English. She mentions that India has about 18 languages. She learned English in India very well because her major, computer science, required studies in Eng ... More
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: May 2002
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19505
    Description: Shavetta (left) and her husband, Rajesh Gupta, are shown exchanging rings on their engagement day in India. The engagement ceremony took place a few days before the wedding.
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: 2001
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19476
    Description: The accounting class of 2000-2001 of D.M College in Moga, Punjab India is show here. The instructors of the class are all sitting in the front row and the accounting students are standing in the back. ... More
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: 2001
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19485
    Description: Shavetta and her friends are shown enjoying a farewell party in their third year of college. The second year students threw a party for the graduating student of the third year. From left: Komal Goyal ... More
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: circa 2000
    Type: Color photograph
    Identifier: aql:19502
    Description: Shavetta Gupta is shown in India dressed up in a traditional Indian saree. The photograph was taken to show potential suitors.
    Authors: Shavetta Gupta
    Date: Time Period: 2000s
    Type: Oral history
    Identifier: aql:19475
    Description: Shavetta describes moving to New York from India as "not that much fun" because there were not as many social events and family and friends around. She found herself shopping often because she didn't ... More