This time I am before you with a photograph, titled, “Innocent Childhood”. This image is one of my favorites. This photograph was clicked in Abhaypur Village of District Pilibhit (U.P, India) around 10 years back. I was there for documenting the archaeological excavation conducted by The Department of Ancient History and Culture, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (where I work). A day I was strolling nearby our site in leisurely mood during the tea break. I suddenly saw this small girl standing in the field of wheat. She was watching at our team with curious expressions. Her innocence fascinated me deeply. Furthermore her red-colour dress against the golden crop of wheat seemed quite eye catching. I did not delay to portray her. Out of the clicked frames, this is one of them. I used a Nikon F 80 camera with a Sigma 170-500 mm lens.
The children in the villages are often far away from the complexity of the cities’ life. They are much down to earth, and so they are unique.
Dr. Pankaj Sharma