Jul 30, 2011

Toda People in front of their Hut in the Nilgiri Hills - c1870 India


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Group of Thakurs or Hill People - c1875


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Indian Natives Posing with a Charpai - c1862


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Native Bazaar at Alipore near Calcutta (Kolkata) - c1868


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Recruits for the Second Third Gurkhas, Kaludanda - c1889 India


Source: 19cphoto.com
Contributor: Anthony Davis ([email protected])

Children Riding on a Buffalo and a Water Carrier Looking at them - India

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Panoramic View of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh - 1860's

The historical city of Fatehabad, as Fatehpur Sikri was first named, was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570. It was built in honour of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti who lived in a cavern on the ridge at Sikri, and foretold the birth of his son, who was named Prince Salim after the saint. He later succeeded Akbar to the throne of the Mughal Empire, as Emperor Jahangir. Fatehabad later acquired the name Fatehpur, and gave rise to present name Fatehpur Sikri. It was the first planned city of the Mughals and also the first one designed in Mughal architecture, an amalgamation of Indian architecture, Persian and Islamic architecture. It served as the Mughal Empire's capital from 1571 until 1585. Though the court took 15 years to build, it was abandoned after only 14 years because the water supply was unable to sustain the growing population and unrest in the North-West.
Today, the complex of buildings, including the extant royal palaces, courts and the Jama Masjid is a popular tourist attraction, and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986.


 Palace at Fatehpur Sikri, General view of Great Gateway of the Musjid

 Panoramic View from the top of the Paunch Mahal looking North-East

Panoramic view looking due North from the Top of the Paunch Mahal

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Jul 24, 2011

Creation of a Hindi Movie Song by O.P.Nayyar, Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle, and Qamar Jalalabadi - Late 1950's

Rare video of the great legends, Mohd. Rafi, Asha Bhosle, O.P.Nayyar, and Qamar Jalalabadi creating a wonderful song, "Mohabbat Ka Haath, Jawani Ka Palla" from Howrah Bridge (1958).

Then Mh. Rafi and Asha Bhosle at the mic for the studio recording of the superhit, "Aaye Hain Door Se" from Tumsa Nahin Dekha.



And here is the completed song from the movie Howrah Bridge (1958)



Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (c. 1902 – 25 April 1968) was a famous Hindustani classical singer. He belonged to the Patiala Gharana of classical music and is considered to be an important representative of the Hindustani music tradition in the early and mid 20th century.

Know More about him in Wikipedia

Source: Flickr.com

Jul 22, 2011

Street Scenes of Lahore - 1946

 Herd of bullocks on the street 

 Indian soldiers driving two-wheeled carts drawn by mules through the street 

 Man carrying ornate box on his head 

 Moslem men & women walking & lying in the street 

 Muslim Woman on the Street

 Stalls and Shops

 People posing in front of a gate

 Street Scene


Street Scene

Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

Man Smoking from a Hookah Pipe - Lahore 1946


Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

Prostitutes Looking out from the Doors of Brothel - Lahore 1946


Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

Two Men Sleeping on the Street - Lahore 1946

Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

Jul 18, 2011

Ustad Amir Khan, Well Known Indian Classical Vocalist

Ustad Amir Khan (August 15, 1912 – February 13, 1974) was a famous Indian classical vocalist. He is considered one of the most influential figures in Hindustani classical music, and the founder of the Indore Gharana.
Know more about this singer in Wikipedia


Source: en.wikipedia.org and sarangi.info

Grave of Soldier's Wife - Mooltan Pakistan


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Jul 17, 2011

Simla, a Famous Hill Station of India - c1880's

Photo 1: The Church and the Bazaar from the lower road
Photo 2: Looking towards the Jacko Hill

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Nutch Wali or Dancing Girl with Musicians - India

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British India and Afghanistan border - 1934

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52nd Sikh Regiment - Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan 1905

Kohat is a medium sized town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is the capital of Kohat District. The town centres around a British-era fort, various bazaars, and a military cantonment. A British-built narrow gauge railway runs through the town. Kohat Pass is to the north.
Know more about Kohat in Wikipedia




Photographs contributed by Dr Rizwan Qaisar ([email protected])

Group Photograph of Pupils and Masters Posed in Courtyard in front of the Girls' School at Surat in Gujarat - 1873

Source: British Library (bl.uk)

Studio Photograph of Two Women at Lucknow Wearing Jewellery - 1872

Group portrait of Hindu ascetics (Sadhu) - Eastern Bengal 1860's

Source: British Library (bl.uk)