Saturday, February 18, 2017

Everyday Life of India in the Early 1930s Through a British Soldier's Lens

These photos were taken by an unknown British Soldier that show everyday life of India and areas now in modern day Pakistan from 1932 to 1935.


Barker with the Dudh Wallah (milkman) at Ambala, ca. 1930s

Chandni Chowk, the street of the silversmiths, Delhi, 1935

Chatti making at Multan, ca. 1930s

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, 1935

Dancing girls of Chamba City, 1932

Gardens of the Mughal Empire Shalimar Gardens, Lahore, 1935

Heavy going at Multan, 1933

Indian snake charmer in the 1930s

Itinerant entertainers of the Punjab, ca. 1930s

Kashmiri Gypsies at Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, ca, 1930s

Kashmiri Woman at Dalhousie, ca. 1930s

Kashmiri workers at Dalhousie, ca. 1930s

Lahori Gate, Multan City, 1935

Men in Pathan Cave at North West Frontier, 1932

Muhurram celebrations at Multan City, 1935

Muhurram celebrations at Multan City, 1935

Muhurram celebrations at Multan City, 1935

Muhurram celebrations at Multan City, 1935

Muslim Tomb at Multan ca. 1930s

Pathan women and children at North West Frontier, 1932

Pathans at the North West Frontier, 1932

Queen Victoria Memorial in Lahore, 1935

Sugar cane harvest at Multan, ca. 1930s

The Maharajah of Patiala's elephants at Ambala, 1935

Women in Ambala, ca. 1930s

(Photos from Paul Clarke)

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