The Nautch girls. Indian dancers.
The Mellon Seller This picture represents a woman of the Kulmbi caste, who is not by any means to be confounded with a coolie. A very low caste woman would… Read More
The Bania. A merchant from Mumbai.
Her jacket may be of cloth, or of cotton, or silk, according to the season, but it is always cut in the same style, faIling just below the waist.
The indoor male costume consists of a muslin shirt, a pair of loose white cotton trousers, a cotton waistcoat with sleeves, a skull cap and slippers.
The Sinhalese men dress in a comboy (sarong or amude), which is formed of a long piece of cloth, sewn together at the two ends.
Native Servants It has been said, with some amount of truth, that natives of India make excellent servants, but one of the qualifying conditions lies in the necessity of knowing… Read More
Arab horse dealers in India. In like manner to the Cabulis, the Arabs in India are mainly dealers in horses. In Bombay especially numbers of these men are to be… Read More
The Bhisti A very useful man is the Bhisti, and, relatively speaking, a hard-working individual. He carries upon his hip the entire skin of a goat, the body and legs… Read More
The Persians in India.