Image and Narrative contributed by Usha Bhandarkar
Shanta Bhandarkar, my Mother in Law, turned 100 on February 25, 2010. On the occasion of her birthday our family gifted her an album with a collection of these old photographs, one of which is this as a baby. Shanta Bhandarkar doesn’t have very good short term memory, but her long term memory is sharp. She remembers details like her mother’s Christmas Pudding and the cakes that they used to bake. She studied at Sommerville, Oxford , UK and has travelled the world extensively.
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Joe19 Jun 2013
What an incredible story.
Like Naina said, it would have been quite a radical wedding in those days.
Would like to see the other pictures in the album gifted to her.
Emma18 Aug 2011
Yes, please tell us more about her and her life and her parents’ marriage.
Naina15 Apr 2011
Thats amazing! Again in those days this wedding would have been quite radical…would love to hear more…
Sanchari Sur27 Sep 2010
I am surprised and delighted by the wealth of stories that form the lives of people of India.
GP21 Aug 2010
Thank you Usha. That’s a very old but well preserved photograph. And very interesting story to accompany!