Ganga’s Daughters: Meetings with Women Ascetics, 1992-2002

Photographs by Avenali Resident Fellow Sheba Chhachhi
Low-angled photo of two women holding hands and wearing simple robes.
Friday, Feb 4, 2005 to Tuesday, Feb 15, 2005
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
United States

Sheba Chhachhi, an installation artist, photographer, activist, and writer based in New Delhi, India, was on campus for the month of February 2005 in a visit organized by the Women’s Studies department and funded by the Townsend Departmental Residency Program. Created in collaboration with women renunciates and ecstatics in various parts of India, the photographs in this exhibition seek to share the unusual lives of contemporary women sadhus—from the almost naked beatific to the power-dressing female mahant.