MIZORAM, INDIA – JANUARY 30: A family photograph of the Ziona family on January 30, 2011 in Baktawang, Mizoram, India.
With a total of 181 members, this Indian family residing at Baktawng Village in India's north-east state of Mizoram, is probably the largest in the world. 67-year-old Ziona, who heads the family, lives in a four-storeyed purple mansion with his 39 wives, 94 children and 14 daughter-in-laws and over 40 grandchildren. His mansion called ‘Chhuanthar Run’, which means ‘The House of the New Generation’, is the biggest concrete structure in this hilly village of Baktawng, about 80 km from Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram. There are more than 100 rooms inside the Ziona mansion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY RICHARD GRANGE / BARCROFT INDIA
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