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Aishwarya Arumbakkam

Untitled, Ka Dingiei 2016, Jaflong, Bangladesh Digital

Ka Dingiei

Ka Dingiei is an ongoing, fictional, photo-story set in the village of Lama Punji in Jaflong, Bangladesh. The story explores the Khasi community’s intrinsic relationship with nature and the changes being forced upon them.
The mines surrounding the village of Lama Punji are destroying not just the physical landscape of the Khasi community but also their emotional and mythical landscape. Ka Dingiei explores this idea using the format of fiction. It’s a retelling of the origin myth of the Khasi community, adapted to a modern day context.

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