W H AT E V E R H A P P E N E D TO R E H ANA ? H OMAI V Y ARA W ALLA ‘ S P H OTO G RA P H S O F MOD E RN G IRLS AND T H E C U LT U RAL P RO J E C T O F NATIONALISM – TAASA Review December 2015
Sabeena Gadihoke A longer version of this article was published in the Trans Asia Photography Review in Spring 2012 (TAP Vol 2 Issue 2); http://tapreview.org./) H omai Vyarawalla, India’s first woman press photographer, passed away in early 2012 at the age of 98.
Born in 1913, Homai belonged to the more liberal Parsi community and her early life was spent in the cosmopolitan city of Bombay, where she first learnt and practiced photography.
In 1942, Homai and her husband Maneckshaw, also a photographer, moved to Delhi to join the publicity wing of the British war effort...