How lucky we are!
For more than 2000 years, travelers have walked, ridden,
prayed, traded, invaded, escaped, fought, and
died along the 1,500 miles of the Grand Trunk Road
which stretches from Kolkata to Kabul.
This ribbon of humanity stretching northwest from Kolkata,
the city of culture and joy, to Kabul, the city of conflict,
has been moving merchants, buyers, conquerors, refugees,
prophets, nomads and pilgrims through what is today
India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Here are some pictures of people and places
I have taken along the route of the
Grand Trunk Road during the past thirty years.
Howrah Station, Kolkata, India
Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India
Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism all developed along the route,
and Muslims proclaimed their beliefs on their journeys along the road.
“Look! Brahmins and chumars, bankers and tinkers,
barbers and bunnias, pilgrims – and potters…
View original post 211 more words