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light bulbs faintly illuminate.

The Manganiyar Seduction opens by slowly lighting up a stack of boxes in which 36 musicians play a variety of Indian instruments at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla. he Manganiyar Seduction begins in almost complete darkness — light bulbs faintly illuminate 36 human-sized rectangular boxes on a large four-tier set. Then the sound of a khamacha, an Indian stringed instrument, breaks the silence. Slowly, lights come up on one of the boxes to reveal the musician sitting cross-legged, dressed in white with an orange turban.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Shantanu Das