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71 years after Independence: Profiles of the average Indian

Six photographs taken with the modern Indian camera: the smartphone. All photos courtesy Ateesh Tankha. taken with an iPhone 7 Plus. (Instagram @ateesht)

After much struggle, India finally gained Independence from the British on August 15, 1947. The day, since then, is celebrated with much aplomb and revelry. The importance of the day cannot be emphasised enough. However, Independence, with all its glory, has affected each strata differently. Photographer Ateesh Tankha does a great job in documenting this. He recently clicked a series of pictures that profile the average Indian. All his photos have been taken with the modern Indian camera: the smartphone. Shot on iPhone 7 plus. (Instagram @ateesht) 

Dawn Trader. (Source: Ateesh Tankha)

Father and son looking wistfully ahead. (Source: Ateesh Tankha)

Labourers embroiled in their work. (Source: Ateesh Tankha)

A throwback to what was. (Source: Ateesh Tankha)

What some do, when others sleep. (Source: Ateesh Tankha)