Posted on: 9 October 2016

Rajput Regiments, 1908 (c).

Watercolour by Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919), 1908 (c).

Six uniformed figures and a bheestie (water seller) with leather flask. The units depicted are: 13th Rajputs Infantry (The Shekhawati Regiment); 7th Duke of Connaught's Own Rajputs; 16th (Rajputs) The Lucknow Regiment; 2nd Queen's Own Rajput Light Infantry; 8th Rajputs; 11th Rajputs. Rajputs, a high caste Hindu group from central and northern India, were one of the supposed 'martial races' of British India.

This is the original artwork for an illustration in Major G F MacMunn's 'Armies of India', published in 1911.

Text and Image credit:
National Army Museum Copyright

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