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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
Subject: Education | India | Schools
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21096
Description: Ekta Kaur mentions that education is very important in India. In some cities in India, there are places that do not have schools, and the children and adults are not educated. Ekta shares that she wou ... More
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: Ekta Kaur
Date: 2011
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:21094
Description: Ekta's mother and her aunts are sitting around near a temple in India talking about her new married life. From left, Ekta's aunt, her mom, Ekta, Ekta's aunt.
Authors: Ekta Kaur
Date: 2011
Subject: India | Marriage | Prayer | Sikh women
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:21088
Description: Ekta Kaur and her husband, Raju Singh are shown after their prayer at a temple in India. This prayer was their post-marriage prayer where they prayed for the elderly.
Authors: Ekta Kaur
Date: 2011
Type: Color photograph
Identifier: aql:21091
Description: Ekta and her Husband pose with their family with a Sikh Museum behind them in Punjab, India. Ekta is wearing bangles gifted to her from her uncle. She has worn them for three years of her marriage. Fr ... 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.