Ladies At Church

This is either at Mahe or Pondicherry Town. Probably from the 1940s.

1940's Church ladies
The folks in the picture could be friends of my grand uncle. Or maybe not. As his younger sister -   my grand aunt - described it: he would walk around with a camera taking pictures randomly.

Well I'm glad he took this picture.

A group of women, of varying ages, in their Sunday best, on their way to Church. Did he know them? Or was he a complete stranger? It's intriguing that they agreed to pose. The picture is a fleeting glimpse of an era that would vanish forever - the mid century Colonial India.

In the decades to come, the attires would change across both Mahe and Pondicherry.