Season of Yellow

PUBLISHED ON: March 27, 2013 | Duration: 19 min, 31 sec

  
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Photographer Raghubir Singh once said that India knows colour through intuition. Colour in India is more than just visual aesthetics, it has its own seasons, its own symbolism and sociology. Each colour tells a complex story, and in our special series, Colours of India, we bring to life the stories of different colours.

Yellow:

Every colour has its symbolism and sociology. We look at the stories linked to the colour of Spring in India At the Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi, spring is celebrated with everyone wearing yellow and carrying mustard pots. The yellow stone of Jaisalmer is the yellow gold for the people of the town. The yellow 'odhni' worn by the women of Rajasthan signify that they are mothers of new born sons. We investigate why yellow is a favoured colour by the Bodos of Assam. Yellow was the colour of sacrifice. Bhagat Singh would say 'mera rang de basanti chola'. Yellow is the colour of haldi, used prominently in traditions across India.

The film is a journey in search of Yellow across India.
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