The procession represents the Emperor, Akbar Shah II., surrounded by all the pomp of his court, proceeding along the edge of the Jumna river, accompanied by the British Resident and his staff. It is very characteristic of the past glories of the great Moghul House.
Rao Pratap Singh life fell in troublous times, when the Moghul house was falling, and adventurers of different faiths and races were striving to carve out for themselves dominions and fortunes on the ruins of the disintegrating empire. Assumed the title of Maharao Raja Shri Sawai (not recognised by the Mughal authorities, and thus treated as personal, and not an hereditary territorial designation).
Sub-officer costume of Cipahys. Hindustan 19th century. Sous-officer de Cipahys. Indoustan. Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.
India Hindu soldier costume 19th century. Soldat Hindou.
A Ressaldar of the 16th Bengal cavalry. The native captain of an Indian cavalry regiment. From the book: Living Races of Mankind. A popular illustrated account of the customs, habits,… Read More
India spearmen costume 15th century. Medieval military dress from India. The warrior is armed with a spear, shield and various daggers. Indian spearmen 15th c. Artist: Alois Greil (1841-1902), Hugo Kaeseberg, Wood-engraver (1847-1893).… Read More
Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide