Brahmans of Oudh and the North West Provinces from 1st and 3rd Brahmans, 1908 (c).
Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).
A subadar stands at the front while behind him two sepoys in dress and active service uniform can be seen. The Indian soldiers of this unit came from the Brahman (or Brahmin) caste, generally considered the highest in Hindu society.
This is the original artwork for an illustration in Major G F MacMunn's 'Armies of India', published in 1911.
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