This collection of images is a chronicle of visits to the river at various points, made over ten years. In my travels across Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, I have always found myself never too far from its expansive landscapes.
Growing up in Tinsukia, it was a thirty-minute drive to the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park which became our de-facto day out and also where my family would take their guests first. News of the gas blowout near the park last year was gut-wrenching to live with since I knew many boat operators and guides whose families depended upon the river for their livelihoods. These images speak to what the river means to me but more importantly for the people who arrive at it daily.
Sustenance, transport, tourism and devotion each greatly direct the lives of many at its shores, this is an assortment of visuals in homage to the Brahmaputra and its people. The river is life itself.