Painting; gouache and watercolour, Three couples; Two Kshatriya couples and a Gujarati couple , from a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and processions, Tanjore, ca. 1830
Thanjavur, India - 1830 ca.
Watercolour and gouache on paper
Nautch party; a dancing girl followed by six male musicians and three other members of the party. The men are playing hand cymbals, a violin, a flute, a meridanga and a bag pipe. The dancing girl and musicians are dresse...
Digital Rare Book:
The Theory and Practice of Caste - Being an inquiry into the effects of caste on the institutions and probable destinies of the Anglo-Indian empire
By Benjamin Atkinson Irving
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1853
Digital Rare Book:
Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India (1837)
This is a manuscript titled "Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India", which consists of 72 full-color hand-painted images of men and women of the various castes and religious and ethnic groups found in Madura, India at that tim...
My 1947 Partition Day films contain, what I believe is the first filmed CIA mission by Nicol Smith. The communists were paying lots of money for uranium ore; here is a young boy holding up uranium. This is two years before the Russians had their fir...
Half-length portrait of a Muslim ascetic against a plain background taken by an unknown photographer in the early 1860s. This dervish or 'faqir' was a member of the Madaria order of Sufis who followed the saint Shaikh Sayyid Badi-u'd-din Qutb al-Madar. Born...
Studio portrait of a group of Muslim men, Bombay - 1867.
Portrait of five men and a boy from Mumbai, taken by Hurrichund Chintamon and shown in the 1867 Paris Exhibition. This photograph is from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections; one of a series of ethnographical photographs commi...