Like their yellowed, brittle receipts, the last of these Chettiar community tradesmen are straight out of a Shakespearean tragedy. These traditional moneylenders who work from business premises in shophouses called Kitengis - just a table and a cupboard - have shifted to real estate and asset management for their bosses. Part of a network of moneylenders spread across the neighbouring countries of South-East Asia, these men are the last of a generation before they also fade into the horizon.
This series was shot during Obscura Festival 2015 under the guidance of Maggie Stebber. Later this series got exhibited in Focus Festival Mumbai and was considered for the Neel Dongre Grants (which I conveniently chickened out off)