Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 229 x 229mm
Black and white; 106 photographs; 152 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9381523118 | ISBN-13: 978-93-81523-11-7

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8000 photographs, all of them shot inside a 12-room house with 10 residents. These aren’t impersonal records, but the result of a real-life journey through complex terrains of intimacies. In photographing the office-goers, the unemployed, the petty clerks, the retirees, the ageing and the unglamorous, Kushal Ray announces his loyalty towards those who’ve lost out in the race for success, for whom life must and does go on without unnecessary pathos. Poised between fiction and facts, Kunal Basu’s narrative brings to life the remarkable world of the photographer and the photographed.

Kunal Basu
Kunal Basu

Kunal Basu is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Opium Clerk; The Miniaturist; Racists; The Yellow Emperor's Cure), and a collection of stories–The Japanese Wife–the title story of which has been made into an award-winning film. He has written poetry and screenplays; acted in films and on stage. He was born in Kolkata and teaches at Oxford University. 

Kushal Ray
Kushal Ray

Kushal Ray, a former sports journalist with The Telegraph, has taken part in several major international photography exhibitions. His work has been published in a number of prestigious photography magazines. He has also held two solo exhibitions of his paintings and drawings in Kolkata where he lives. He is associated with Drik India and ARTCO Gallery, Germany.