Timothy Frazier

In Search of the Raja's

Jaipur, the now-capital of the largest North-Western Indian state, Rajasthan, is known for its vibrant colors, muted pink hue, and royal history. Rajasthan literally translates to "Land of Kingdoms" and historically, it's of no surprise. Before becoming an Indian state, Rajasthan was a land ruled by the Rajas (Indian Kings). 

As one of India's first planned cities, Jaipur was built by Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, and was founded on the 18th of November, 1727. A modern day metropolis, with an estimated 3.6 million inhabitants, Jaipur is the 10th most populous Indian city. Jaipur evokes the royal family that once ruled the region through what is now called the 'old city' or 'pink city' for it's trademark building color. 

In Search of the Raja's is a project that explores masculinity and modern culture in India through the documentation of a group of boys and men in modern day Jaipur, India.

An Indian man read my palm & told me that I would go on to do great things in this life. That night I got sick as a fucking dog from drinking contaminated lemon & ginger chai. Thank the invisible (wo)man in the sky for ciprofloxacin. 

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