Hindu remains on logs awaiting cremation via funerary pyre. This photograph was taken in a city along a tributary river to the Ganges, so cremains were able to be deposited right there, and would not have to be transported to the Ganges over land.
Unknown date, but the spelling of “Hindu” uses a “u” at the end instead of “oo”. Not sure when that changeover happened, and when I looked, I couldn’t find a date that the spelling “hindoo” became a pejorative. So yeah. Sometime after that. Still an early photograph.