Friday, May 31, 2013

Life in India in The 19th Century

Afghan Sikh Officers of Hodson's Horse, a cavalry regiment of the British Indian Army, during the Indian Rebellion, 1858. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images)

Begum Zenat Mahat, Wife of the Shah or King of Delhi, exiled to Rangoon after the Indian mutiny against British rule in 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images)

A group of Muhammadan women from Surat standing by a wall in Bombay. The three women are wearing everyday middle-class attire. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1863

Colonel Alexander Gardner, Commander of the Maharajah's troops in Kashmir, India, circa 1864. (Photo by Bourne & Shepherd/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A young Pathan or Pashtun woman, circa 1865. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A young Indian woman in Bombay, circa 1865. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A valet in India, circa 1870. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A water carrier or “bhisti” in India, circa 1870. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Two uniformed soldiers of the Indian army. (Photo by Otto Herschan/Getty Images). Circa 1850

The jirkuz of the Raja of Kapurthala during the Indian Mutiny, 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“Colonel Brayzier”, an Indian soldier during the Indian Mutiny, 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Warriors of the Indian Hindu Rajput caste, 1857. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

One of the Indian soldiers who assisted the British in suppressing the Indian Mutiny of 1857–1859, when the sepoys of the Bengal army formed a rebellion. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images). Circa 1857

The Chutter Munzil Palace wall in Lucknow, India, which was destroyed by mutineers. In the foreground is the king's boat in the shape of a fish. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images). 1857

A group of Sikh sappers (combat engineers) of the Indian Army, 1858. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Sikh officers of the British 15th Punjab Infantry regiment, shortly after the Indian Rebellion (also known as the Indian Mutiny), 1858. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A Mogul family in Delhi, 1858. (Photo by Shepherd & Robertson/Henry Guttman/Getty Images)

Sir Drigbijai Singh, Maharajah of Balrampur, 1858. The Maharajah was one of the Indian princes to remain loyal to the British during the Indian Rebellion (also known as the Indian Mutiny) of 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

An aboriginal man from the Lepcha people of Sikhim (Sikkim), India, circa 1868. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A Rengma man from the Naga hill tribes in Assam, India, circa 1868. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

From left to right: A Gurkha, a Brahmin and a Sood (Sudra) in traditional garb in Simla. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1868

The Viceroy of India, 6th Earl of Mayo (1822–1872), receives Sher Ali Khan (1825–1879), Amir of Afghanistan, at Ambala, India, 27th March 1869. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

An Indian ascetic wearing an iron collar, circa 1870. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A Sunnyasi Brahmin in India, circa 1870. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A group of bankers in Delhi, circa 1870. (Photo by Shepherd & Robertson/Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

A rope merchant in India, circa 1870. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

His Highness Chama Rasendra Wadiar Bahadur, the maharajah of Mysore. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images). 1870

The attendants of the Sumptha Raja, Agra Durbar. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1873

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