Here to Eternity
A Journey from Gangasagar to Kumbh Mela
Here to Eternity depicts a fascinating pictorial journey from samsara (day to day world) to nirvana (salvation), a journey that has fascinated scholars and writers, rationalists and spiritualists alike across centuries. And perhaps nowhere else this journey comes to life more vividly and colourfully than at the Kumbh and the Gangasagar congregations. Barun Datta’s camera lingers lovingly on the teeming multitude at Kumbh Mela and Gangasagar Mela to offer us a visual insight of man’s relentless quest to take the flight from the mundane to the spiritual. Datta shoots like a great painter, with rare insight and empathy and without affectation.