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stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water

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Rajesh Jala's Children of the Pyre documents the life of children in the famed burning ghats of Varanasi.
The paintings depict the abundant riverside burning ghats among other subjects, and the seven accompanying essays and one artist interview explore themes of death and rebirth, holiness, and the use of color in Parekh's works and the city that inspired them.
Many people come to spend their last days here and cremations at the burning ghats go on day and night.
He ends up helping Hindus bear corpses to the burning ghats of the Ganges.