2005 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Shoeb Faruquee

Drik Picture Library

08 October, 2004

A young man is restrained using a kunda at the Zoara Ayurvedic Mental Hospital.

The hospital comprises 24 similar rooms. In addition to undergoing long periods of restraint, patients are given ayurvedic medicines. The proprietor of the Zoara hospital says thousands have been cured there since it was founded in 1880.

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Shoeb Faruquee

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