12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Still Burning

Since the introduction of gas oven, kitchen- the most important room in a Buddhist Ladakhi household – has undergone a complete make-over. One of the last few traditional ones still survive in Tyagar, Nubra. Locals claim the stone-made stoves were brought to the village by Balti traders more than four centuries ago.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: India
Camera: NIKON D300S
Copyright: © Sandipan Mukherjee