Jun 29, 2011

King of Nepal Maharaj Dhiraj Surendra Bikram Sah and other Members of a Darbar - 1863

This Photograph shows the King of Nepal, Maharaj Dhiraj Surendra Bikram Sah, (ruled 1846-81), Col George Ramsay, the British Resident, who represented the Government of India as Ambassador (Nepal was otherwise closed to Europeans), is on the King's right. Raj Guru, the chief Hindu priest of Nepal, is on the King's left. Sitting on Colonel Ramsay's right is one of Jang Bahadur's brothers, probably Jagat Shamsher.

Photographer: Clarence Comyn Taylor
Source: British Library (bl.uk)