Photographer's Note

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I took this photo on a short trip to a fair in a small town named Mecheda in West Bengal. It is only a 4 hour trip by train (which stops almost at every station on the way).
Here the Sweet maker is making a particular sweet call Jalebi. He is using a coconut shell to hold his liquid mix of flour and making a pattern over the hot oil. after the product is deep fried properly he'll dip it in thick hot sugar water. As a matter of fact I bought this batch for my gang of friends after he was done with them.
I found out that in Iran they have similar type of sweet almost with the same name, maybe this sweet is a part of Indian culture through the ages of Persian influence in Indian society. Does anyone know?

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