In the men's ward at the hospice, the brothers bathe a dying man.
|Throngs of beggars, students,
tourists and passersby crowd the ancient streets of the Kalighat section
of Calcutta. It is here that the destitute of India come to die, for
devout Hindus wish to be cremated on the gluts (steps) of the sacred
Hooghly River. Howrah, the old railroad station, is littered with the
bodies of those who spent their last strength to get here.