Jewellery colours: Great colour variety in pavement sale of trinkets.

As per Sen, the elegance of Indian women is exposed by their love of ornamentation.

 Irrespective of being poor or rich, Indian women distinguish their personality with colour even in the jewellery. 

They enhance their beauty with jewellery at several different points in the body. 

So whether it is sophisticated shops or street hawkers, they make many choices in design and colour available at every price point. 

Imagine this street hawker opening and closing his street shop every day with an elaborate exposure of colour ornaments to provide varied choice to his customers.


When India was partitioned 1947 to create Pakistan, a new country for Muslims, about 20 million people of Bengal and Punjab were displaced and brutally victimized. Sen’s wealthy, literate family had huge landed property in erstwhile East Bengal, the present Bangladesh, which was carved out to be East Pakistan for Muslims. So for being Hindus Sen’s family was overnight evicted from their home. Without taking any possessions, they fled for their lives amidst people warring over religion, and so became squatted refugees in West Bengal.