Photos: Hampi, Newtown mirror India’s past and present in photo exhibition
Magnificent ruins are what remain of Hampi’s rise and prominence from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. In its prime, Hampi was three times the size of contemporary Paris. Today Hampi lies silent and deserted in the wake of its own departed magnificence. At the same time, new cities are rising out of the rural soil. One of these, eponymously called Newtown, is waking into being in another part of India.