Indian subcontinent is considered as the home of a wide range of different languages, communities traditions and cultres. While Partition that is considered as one the most unfortunate thing happended to India, that left India into three division in which one is far more diverse with cultures and colours. Though, the new generation of Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis might not understand the importance of this historically shared cultures, as it just seens to only exist in History books and Autobiographies that we don’t touch now a days.
Though, to put light on the glimpse of on the people Of India during the 19th century. The New York Public Library has a piece of historic photographs preserved accompanied with descriptions. The book titled ‘The People of India’, is an photographic art collection that represents Hindustan’s races and tribes through different and distant traditional characteristics. So, have a peek ito these series of photographs that shares the cultural differences within the people of India and also shares the thoughts of the outsiders about Indian tribes.
John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye compiled an eight-volume study entitled The People of India between 1868 and 1875. The books contained 468 annotated photographs of the native castes and tribes of India. The origins of the project lay in the desire of Lord Canning to possess photographs of native Indian people. Photography was then a fairly new process and Canning, who was Governor-General of India, conceived of the collection of images for the private edification of himself and his wife.
Aruks, Hindoos of Low Caste, Shahjehanpore
Bhali Sooltans, Mostly Mahomedans, Oude
Cheroo, Aboriginal(Hindoo), Palamow
Group of Bhotanese, Chiefly Of Tibetan Origin, Bhotan
Korewah Group, Aboriginal. Chota Nagpoor
Members of Bareilly Municipal Committee, Bareilly
Mullick, Soonee Mahomedan, Behar
Pahari, Supposed Aboriginal, Bhaugulpore Hills.
Pundit Aftab Rae, Hindoo Prist-Brahmin. Allyghur
Rajbansi, Aboriginal, Now Hindoos, Behar
Singpho, Warlike Frontier Tribe LAOS, Southern Frontier Of Assam
Rujwar, Low Caste Hindoo, Behar.
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