Topic: ritual

Women observing the ritual to wash away the sins committed during mentruation at the annual Rishi Panchami festival, Kathmandu. Nepal.
Photo Essay

The ‘Untouchables': The Tradition of Chhaupadi in Nepal

Photographer Poulomi Basu investigates the ritual of Chhaupadi in Nepal, a cultural tradition that can breed sorrow and guilt, fear or even pain, for young girls and women alike

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Alexandre Meneghini—AP
Man on the Wire

The Blood of Bird and Beast: The Persistence of Animal Sacrifice

Animal sacrifice is older than history. The rituals continue to this day, as the photographs in this collection show.

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