young girl biting finger (india)

This young girl was a contortionist in a small itinerant family circus, who were performing their acts in a train.­

Photo taken in a train between Delhi and Lucknow.­

biting finger cap circus performer contortionist face paint girl hat itinerant circus makeup nose piercing nostril piercing shiny eyes tilak tilaka

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­