A rice seller weighing out rice in an outdoor bazaar in Delhi

A tradesman weighs out rice in an outdoor market place. Rice is the staple food of India and symbolises prosperity, wealth and fertility. It is sprinkled during pujas (acts of worship) and ritual diagrams are made of coloured rice.

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1800 – 1899

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