The Least of All Laws
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“Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed”.
(François de la Rochefoucauld – French classical author, 1613-1680)
It is uneasy to maintain the limits of decency while taking pictures of Banarsi women bathing in the holy waters of the Ganges.
Their wet sarees are very sensual and according to modern Indian customs and morality it is banned to show feminine nudity or anything which could suggest it.
By chance water drops were splashing around and covering what could have become a source of trouble in this picture and besides the faces of those ladies can’t be seen.
In a way it is ironical to think about this in the land of the kama sutra where ancient temples show sculptures with voluptuous and erotic carvings…