May 24, 2012

Undated Studio Photograph of an Indian Lady in Sari


A Type of Canarese Beauty - Undated Photograph of an Indian Lady


Miss Noor Jhan of Lucknow - Undated Photograph


Indian Girl in Full Dress and Ornaments - ca.1916


Indian Groom of the Untouchables Caste, Wearing Ornate Headdress, with Members of His Family, Returning Home from His wedding in a Cart - Bhagur India 1946

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

Wedding Ceremony of Syed Babar Ali at Pakistan Embassy in Washington Dc USA in Presence of Vice President Richard Nixon - 1954

Syed Babar Ali is a Pakistani businessman, philanthropist and former Finance Minister of Pakistan [1] . Ali served as the finance minister of the country in the caretaker government of Moeenuddin Ahmad Qureshi from July 23, 1993 to October 19, 1993.
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Source: Life Archive hosted by Google

Portrait of Hindi Movie Star Dharmendra in His Young Age

May 18, 2012

Undated Studio Photograph of a Beautiful Indian Girl

Studio Photograph of an Indian Lady Sitting in a Chair, Undated Vintage Photograph

Little Indian Girl in Sari - Undated Vintage Photograph

Portrait of an Indian Lady, Date Unknown

Indian Lady in Sari - Vintage Photograph, Date Unknown

Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904 - 1986), an Indian Theosophist, Dancer and Choreographer of the Indian Classical Dance form of Bharatnatyam

Rukmini Devi Arundale was an Indian theosophist, dancer and choreographer of the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam, and also an activist for animal rights and welfare.

She is considered the most important revivalist in the Indian classical dance form of Bharatnatyam from its original 'sadhir' style, prevalent amongst the temple dancers, Devadasis, she also worked for the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts.

Though she belonged to the Indian upper-caste she espoused the cause of Bharata Natyam, which was considered a low and vulgar art in the early 1920s. Recognizing the beauty and the spiritual value of this art form, she not only learned the dance, but also presented it on stage despite strong public protests.

Rukmini Devi features in India Today's list of '100 People Who Shaped India'.[4] She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956, and Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 1967.

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Varanasi (Benares) in 1937 - Vintage Video

Old Madurai City in Tamil Nadu, India - Vintage Video 1945

May 16, 2012

Cremation of Maharaja of Indore - c.1880's

Photographer: Deen Dayal
Source: ebay

Cremation of a Hindu Man - India 1940's

Source: ebay