Collection consists of photographs recording the daily life and family relationships among tribal peoples of India in some
of its least-known and most rarely photographed regions. The photos were taken in the 10-year course of Tara Colburn travels
while searching for her son who had joined the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
Tara Glynn Colburn (né́e Tarasenka Pankiv) was born in 1925 in Zagreb, Croatia into an artistic family. After living in Germany,
then Paris into her early adult years, she moved to Los Angeles, Calif. She became a photographer later in her life and even
staged at least 6 exhibitions of her photographs in Europe and India. Colburn was also a staunch patron of opera and was a
founding board member of the Los Angeles Opera Company from its beginnings in 1986. After Colburn died in 2003, her son, Cyril
Wohrer, known as Chandrasekhar Acarya Das, took his mother's ashes to India where he put them, in their urn, into the Ganges
River near Myapur, world headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.
19.5 Linear Feet
(39 boxes, 22 oversize boxes)
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