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A picture of elegance

Kamala Brahmachari, my paternal aunt, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 1937

Image and Narrative contributed by Mallika Ganguly.

Kamala was my father’s older sister. She grew up in Allahabad and Calcutta, married Dr. S.L Brahmachari, a psycho analyst and later moved to the UK, USA and Canada. She was an extremely elegant and sophisticated woman. A wonderful raconteur, she was worldy, well travelled and witty. She died in 2010 shortly after her 96th birthday .


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I thought this was a classic portrait of the educated Bengali girl of the “bhadraloke” class, before scrolling down to the description – which proved me right!

  2. What incredible grace. A beautiful portrait. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. A beautiful portrait indeed. A picture of timeless beauty.

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